Human Rights Event Attracts Dozens

Reported by: Alisha Searl
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Updated: 12/10/2012 7:07 pm
A special Human Rights event made its way to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Monday morning.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Leon Bass, a World War II Veteran.

He was just 19-years-old when he served in a segregated unit of the U.S. Army.

He also helped liberate a concentration camp, and wrote a book about his journey.

Those who attended the program say it was emotional, and a story everyone can learn from.

Beverly Cosley, with the Office of Multicultural Affairs in Chattanooga, says, "I hope they would take away perseverance and respect of other people. I think that was key for him. I think he saw so many situations that were wrong, but what he did he respected the authority, but he did not respect what was being done."

Chattanooga's Office of Multicultural Affairs held this event.

It is the 64th anniversary of Human Rights Day.
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