In commemoration of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Chattanooga History Center, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and the City of Chattanooga will present an afternoon of programs and dialog about the legacy of freedom in our community. The events will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.
Discover the 13th Amendment's context and legacy in Chattanooga through education stations from 3:30 to 4:15 pm on the BSCC lawn. Then join us inside from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for a town hall meeting and discuss the 13th Amendment's relevance today. The event is free and open to the public. Featured programs include:
Camp Contraband, 3:30pm to 4:15pm
"The Freest Town on the Map": Black Labor after the 13th Amendment, 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Why Does it Matter Today? - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Chattanooga: Progress and Possibilities, a town hall meeting from 4:30pm to 5:30pm