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

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