Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP Meets Tuesday

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Glenwood Recreation Center for the General Membership Meeting.  

Discussions will include inadequacies and discrepancies in the medical and healthcare industry and other updates.


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