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Cookeville-Putnam NAACP Website Goes Online To Connect Community

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Cookeville-Putnam NAACP Website Goes Online To Connect Community

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The Cookeville-Putnam County NAACP has launched its own website to host all of its resources in one place online.

President Thomas Savage said the site will include community resources, COVID relief information, and allow people to ask NAACP leadership questions. Thomas said this is an important time for the NAACP to grow and overpower divisive and negative talking points.

“Even though the NAACP has a reputation as being a freedom fighter but we want a reputation of reconciliation also,” Savage said. “And to enlighten people in our community but also to be able to address issues.”

Savage said he hopes people can now put a face to the Cookeville-Putnam County NAACP and see the diversity within the group. Savage said is live and residents can get event information, become a member and see the latest news on issues important to the community.

“Information about things like the $1.9 trillion Rescue Plan, information about black owned and white owned small businesses where you can apply for loans, unemployment,” Savage said. “We’ll feature all those things on that website, it will definitely be informative.”

Savage said that love for all people and love of this community will drive the website and the groups messaging. He said with 37 hate groups listed in Tennessee, the time to combat that messaging online is of critical importance.

“We’re here to speak out against hate and to promote love,” Savage said. “Just to be that organization that is willing to stand up and also to show people that if you look at our executive board and our staff that we are a diverse NAACP. We’re the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People and that’s who we are but you’ll see that the diversity in our branch will include all of God’s people in it.”


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