The FBI has joined Clarksville Police in their investigation of a cross burning at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on July 22. The cross burning at the church, which has a predominantly black congregation, has been designated a hate crime.
A public rally is planned for Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
State Representative Joe Pitts, (D-Nashville), organized the event, stating “We will not tolerate this kind of hate.”
The burned cross was spotted by a parishioner, who called the church pastor Vernon Hooks.