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Bessie’s Front Porch: “All Kinds of People”

Varion Walton reading "All Kinds of People"
Bessie Smith Cultural Center
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Each week online, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center here in Chattanooga features community members reading children’s books - to spur dialogue on race relations.

The digital series is called “Bessie’s Front Porch” - and last week, Varion Walton read “All Kinds of People,” by Shari Safran.

Watch the entire readings from “Bessie’s Front Porch” on the Facebook page - and YouTube channel - for the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. 

The next reading appears online at 11 AM on Thursday, October 8th.

Watch Varion Walton read "All Kinds of People":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSrhTSjRWeQ

 

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, weekdays at 3 PM ET on WUTC.
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