CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The local branch of the NAACP will join the Clarksville Community Black History Council for a Hate Crime Informational Forum Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at Greater Missionary Baptist Church.
Pastor Willie Freeman will host the event and Pastor Dexter Mines will serve as moderator.
Other guest speakers include Elder Jimmie Garland, Criminal Investigator Detective Rosengrants, and Pastor Michael Powell.
A Tennessee code established in 1989 criminalized intentional desecration of places of worship and burial as well as the state or national flag.
According to a TBI Hate Crime Report, there were 291 reported bias motivated hate crimes in Tennessee.
Speakers at the event will discuss these facts and provide information for concerned citizens.