Activists Share Their Experiences In Civil Rights Movement Tuesday

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center will host a Gallery Talk on Tuesday to highlight their current exhibit, We Shall Not Be Moved – The 50th Anniversary of Tennessee’s Civil Rights Sit-Ins.  

The Gallery Talk will feature Ralph Moore, Eddie Holmes, Booker Scruggs, Moses Freeman, and other local civil rights veterans who were leaders in the local and state Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. These leaders will share stories and their experiences as guests travel through the exhibit.

“This is such a tremendous opportunity for individuals to see, hear, and learn from local heroes who changed the course of Chattanooga history,” said Rose Martin, president of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. “I encourage people of all ages to attend.”

The Gallery Talk will be held at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center at 200 E. Martin Luther King Boulevard. The talk is free to members of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and children under 5, $7 for non-members and $3 for children between 6-12.

To learn about membership opportunities or to obtain additional information about the current exhibit or other programs offered by the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, call 266-8658 or visit www.bessiesmithcc.org.

Electric Car-Sharing Station Launches At Southern Adventist University

The latest electric car-sharing site in the greater Chattanooga area opens Thursday at 3 p.m. on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Two Nissan Leafs will be available on campus for the community to rent, and the charging station is also open to the public. Solar panels on the structure’s roof offset the electricity used to power the cars, which supports ... (click for more)

The Art Of Breathing Is Saturday At The Hunter Museum

The Art of Breathing will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Hunter Museum. Participants will explore a work of art as a way to meditate and experience the art of breathing.   This 45-minute program will be held in the Hunter galleries and led by Hunter staff and yoga instructor Jonathan Ellis .  "The fact that you are breathing is the fact that you are alive," ... (click for more)

Haslam Unveils Comprehensive Tax Cut And Transportation Proposal Including Higher Gas Tax And Vehicle Registration Fee

Joined by mayors from across the state and leaders in the manufacturing and trucking industries, Governor Bill Haslam on Wednesday announced "a comprehensive and strategic plan to cut taxes on food and manufacturing while updating how the state provides Tennesseans the safe and reliable transportation network needed to support future job growth." The IMPROVE Act, “Improving ... (click for more)

Big Woody's Tree Service Employee Killed In Fall On Signal Mountain

An employee of Woody's Tree Service fell to his death 150 feet off a bluff while trimming trees on Signal Mountain on Wednesday. At  11:22 a.m. , a 911 call was made by an employee of the tree service reporting a man in his early 30s had fallen off a bluff the mountain while trimming trees on private property. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded to 6202 ... (click for more)

Beyond Freedom Of Speech - And Response

Yes, most people know about the First Amendment to our Constitution, "The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction."  I being a "deplorable" draw the line when people block traffic, try to disrupt, and even stop an activity through malice and disregard for others. Case being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Where Is Central’s Auditorium?

I am surely one of the biggest proponents of high school athletics there is, especially after half a decade of being an eye witness to the vast array of lessons that are learned every day by anyone associated with sports. That said, I have watched the Hamilton County Commission waffle on a $500,000 track at Central High School with a certain curiosity because the same high school ... (click for more)