Chattanooga NAACP Celebrates Jubilee Day

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Chattanooga- Hamilton County NAACP on Wednesday celebrated the annual Jubilee Day,  "Remembering the Past: Strategizing for the Future" at the Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church. 

Reverend Carlos D. Williams urged attendees, that like Moses in the Book of Exodus, they should become game-changers in their leadership, dedication to service, and commitment to others and the community at-large. He particularly directed his address to the youths in attendance by telling them that whatever course life or a future career may take them, they shouldn't  lose sight of love, honor, and keeping a heart full of compassion. 

The NAACP also highlighted the talents of their own Act-So students in an effort to highlight some of the more positive pursuits, achievements, and talents of young people because many times their significantly positive attributes are often little noted because of the negative focus, stereotypes, and images that falsely portray the youth in the black community, said officials.  

President James R. Mapp also detailed 2014 branch initiatives, which includes fair hiring practices, voting rights, equitability in education, and the continued push for jobs and criminal justice.


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