- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville’s chapter of Black Lives Matter has been told that meetings welcoming only people of color can’t take place in the city’s libraries.

The Tennessean (tnne.ws/1RcKYkn) reports that library officials say they’re following a policy that all meetings at their facilities must be open to the general public and news media. The decision has outraged Black Lives Matter members, who say the library canceled future meetings organized by the group.

Black Lives Matter in Nashville has held chapter meetings at the North Branch Library in North Nashville.

According to Joshua Crutchfield, an organizer of the Nashville chapter of Black Lives Matter, the group has a rule: only black people as well as non-black people of color are allowed to attend the gatherings. That means white people are excluded from attending.


Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com

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