Chattanooga NAACP Celebrates Jubilee Day Wednesday

Theme Is Remembering The Past, Strategizing For The Future

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP will celebrate Jubilee Day 2014, “Remembering the Past, Strategizing for the Future,” on Wednesday at the Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Carlos D. Williams will be the keynote speaker. 

Jubilee Day commemorates the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, recounts the time when the history and suffering African-Americans as slaves is remembered, the experience of segregation is recounted, and the strategies for facing equality and justice for future are reshaped. 

Jubilee Day also serves as the occasion when NAACP branches across the country reflect on past activities and take a look at their goals for the new year. Central goals of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP branch on this year is continued commitment for equality, economic empowerment, education and for justice all, said officials.



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