Nashville branch of NAACP celebrates 100 years

Posted at 7:33 AM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 08:33:57-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Hundreds of people came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Nashville Branch of the NAACP.

The event looked back on the chapter's past, and discussed current issues facing members.

There were several speakers and honorary guests, including NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Lelan Statom.

NAACP leaders talked about using the anniversary as an opportunity to look forward.

"This is the new NAACP. At 100 years, you can kind of become stale, but we have new blood and new energy," said Keith Caldwell, President of Nashville NAACP.

Leaders added that while the branch has accomplished a lot in the last 100 years, there's still work left to do.