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The Rest of This Year’s Black History Month At The Bessie

Bessie Smith Cultural Center.
Bessie Smith Cultural Center

“Shared Legacies” is this week’s event in the Black History Month calendar at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center here in Chattanooga. Elijah Cameron with the Bessie tells us about the rest of February.

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  • It was a pivotal partnership across racial and religious lines during the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. That story is told in the documentary film “Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance” - and on Thursday starting at 6 PM, it will be screened at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center here in Chattanooga.
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