Parkway named Honoring H. H. Wright

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    From left, Quanisha Wright, granddaughter is holding Curiah Wright, great granddaughter; Bricia Wright, granddaughter;Samuel Wright II, grandson; and
    Shonneeka Wright, daughter-in-law. (Photo: Faye Stoudemire)

    On May 14, 2020, Chattanooga City Council voted to name a parkway in the Orchard Knob neighborhood “H.H. Wright Memorial Parkway”.  Recently, family and friends gathered at the site of the “future Habakkuk community park” to unveil street signs marking the beginning and end of the H.H. Wright Memorial Parkway.

    The Reverend Herbert H. Wright, a pastor for 50 years, founded what would become the Wesley Chapel Christian Community Church. He led numerous civil rights initiatives and helped change the city’s political structure from a commission to a more representative city council. He was a founding member of the 28th Legislative District Community Development Corp. and honored by Tennessee Human Rights Commission for community involvement.

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