Send All Ed Johnson Donations To The Greater Chattanooga Community Foundation

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

To all concerned, I believe there was mistake printed in a recent article stating to send donations to me at the school. I would ask that all donations be sent to the Greater Chattanooga Community Foundation to the attention of the Ed Johnson Memorial.

This project is in no way affiliated with HCDE schools. All funds are housed there and are tax deductible.

Mr. Savage Glascock, please know that we greatly appreciate your support and your check has also been forwarded to the Community Foundation. Please also know that we are not in favor of removing Confederate memorials. We believe that they are as much a part of American history as the story of Ed Johnson.

We are not affiliated with nor sponsored by the NAACP, however I also appreciates their support.

For those who are concerned with the cost, please know the budget includes costs for the landscaping as well as the memorial. Our proposed budget is actually on the lower end of some of the estimates we have received. Furthermore, we would and do appreciate the support of the county and city.

I would invite you all to learn more about this case that is still considered one of the Supreme Court's most famous cases. Lastly, we appreciate the conversations regarding the memorial. Our prayer is that everyone realizes the impact this case had on the American Justice System, the historical significance of the two attorneys involved, and the need for recognition of the injustice Ed Johnson received. People all around the country are aware of this case. Why aren't the citizens of Chattanooga?

LaFrederick Thirkill


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