Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP Black History Month Events

General Meeting Focus On Violence Reduction Initiative Headlines

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chattanooga Public Safety Coordinator Dr. Paul Smith will discuss various aspects of the Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative at the Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP General Body meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18. This meeting will be held at the Glenwood Recreation Center beginning at 6 pm. Other Chattanooga-Hamilton County Black History Month activities include:

Legislative Day on the Hill: Feb. 11: As part of the Tennessee NAACP State Conference, the Branch will travel to Nashville to meet with state legislatures.

Black Ink Poetry Contest: Feb. 22, 1-3 p.m.: EPB Building. Submit poems to ChattanoogaACTSO@gmail.com

National NAACP push for the Voting Rights Act of 2014: The branch joins the 1200 NAACP units across the in a national push to restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. There is currently pending legislation moving through Congress. 



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