NAACP discusses CPD Chief and confederate monuments

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Tonight the NAACP is preparing to host a rally, and they’re petitioning the community for help in their fight to get confederate statues removed.

They also discussed the nomination of Deputy Chief David Roddy for police chief for Chattanooga.

They’re urging people to reach out to their city council representatives before tomorrow’s big vote if they want to be heard.

But first, NAACP President Dr. Elenora Woods says the national organization wants to address this immediately.

“They want us to take these confederate statues down all over the country. It is not going to solve the race relations completely and maybe not at all in some peoples hear but it will begin the process. So we are not attempting to remove history here. We are attempting to place history in its proper perspective. ”

The rally is tentatively scheduled for September 9th.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The NAACP hosted a meeting tonight to discuss the appointment of David Roddy as Chattanooga’s next police chief.

They also touch on the issue of confederate monuments.

The Chattanooga branch of NAACP is working to get confederate statues taken down in hopes of putting them back in the “proper perspective.”

The Chattanooga NAACP says the statues are an important part of history and that’s the “proper perspective” that it should be placed in. The Chattanooga NAACP is planning a rally/vigil for September 9th about the confederate monuments in the scenic city.

Yusef Hakeem spoke at the meeting about the monuments, Deputy Chief Roddy’s nomination, and the death of Tyree Corley in jail.

The Chattanooga NAACP met with Dr. Bryan Johnson today about his plans. They say Dr. Johnson’s “main focus is doing what’s best for the kids.”

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