"We all had a deep and abiding faith in God

and feared doing nothing

more than doing something."

                                                                   James R. Mapp

JamesRMapp.org is the official site for inquiries and factual information regarding the life, times, and legacy of civil rights icon, James R. Mapp of Chattanooga, Tennessee who dedicated his life to fighting for civil rights as NAACP President and became respected as the "Civil Rights Leader for All".

2017: August, in honor of his 90th birthday, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center unveiled an exhibit commemorating his life and legacy.

2017: December, Street Dedication. 

STREET NAMED FOR CIVIL RIGHTS ICON JAMES R. MAPP IS DEDICATED

University Street on the UTC campus was renamed James R. Mapp Street in honor of the late civil rights icon. Read more ยป

JAMES R. MAPP EXHIBIT

Bessie Smith Cultural Center houses many important exhibits chronicling African American history and noteworthy accomplishments in Chattanooga including those of James R. Mapp. View the Exhibit...

Plan a Visit!

200 East Martin Luther King Blvd * Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403 * 423-266-8658

Adamson Developers has honored the life & legacy of

James R. Mapp with the naming of Mapp Estates a development

with 25 home sites in the Brainerd community Mr. Mapp

called home for six decades.