Bessie Smith Cultural Center

The mission of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center (The Bessie) is to become the premier interdisciplinary cultural center that promotes cultural, educational, and artistic excellence and fosters research and education of African and African American heritage; and provides a venue that allows the community to celebrate through education, art and entertainment.

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Contact Info

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

200 E. MLK Boulevard

Chattanooga, TN 37403

(423) 267-1076


Stories about Diverse Populations

  1. Chattanooga & Hamilton County Health Brief

  2. Include Me In: How diversity in the health care workforce creates a ripple effect of improved outcomes