"The Bessie" Unveils
President Dionne Jennings, the staff, and Board of "The Bessie" join the Mapp Family to extend an invitation to family, friends and the community to tour the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and explore rich and diverse cultural history of Chattanooga including the new the new James R. Mapp Exhibit will be open from August 1 through October 31, 2017 in the Chattanooga African American Museum located within the cultural center.
A public reception will be held at The Bessie on August 14th to officially launch the exhibit entitled "Chance or Circumstance?" which is also the title of Mr. Mapp's memoir recently awarded the INDIE Author Legacy Award as Memoir of the Year for 2017!
Join us at The Bessie for the Mapp Exhibit, Bessie's Big 9 Revue featuring Noel Gourdin and other events for your cultural enrichment.
Plan a Visit!
200 East Martin Luther King Blvd * Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403 * 423-266-8658