Bessie Smith Cultural Center
Thursday, Sept. 26
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Leave from Chattanooga Marriott Lobby at 12:30 p.m.)
NACA® South is excited to offer a pre-conference experience to the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, home to the Chattanooga African American Museum and the Bessie Smith Performance Hall. The museum's mission is to preserve and celebrate African American history and culture in Chattanooga through art, education, research and entertainment. The museum was founded in 1983 by 10 visionary leaders from Chattanooga: Roy Noel, Jacola Goodwin, Sallie Crenshaw, Agnes Locke, Leonard Wellington, Elizabeth Champion, Levi Moore, Rayburn Traughber, Catherine Kimble and Rev. Williams Banks. Pre-registration is required; limited space is available.