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Black History Month At The Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Black History Month banner at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center
Bessie Smith Cultural Center

(aired Thu 2/03/22)

For this Black History Month, the place to be on Thursdays - starting this evening - is the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in downtown Chattanooga.

Elijah Cameron is with The Bessie.

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