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Good collection to depict the African American life in Chattanooga

The museum begins with a collection of African art and a video which described the early kingdoms... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
CyndyandByron
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
Enjoyed, but could be much more

I visited this museum over 15 years ago in Chattanooga and while in town this past weekend decided... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2017
airlink9972
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Jun 2, 2018
“Good collection to depict the African American life in Chattanooga”
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

The museum begins with a collection of African art and a video which described the early kingdoms of Africa which presented some new concepts for us to ponder. There was a video which described slavery, but it was not functional the day we attended.. The...More

2  Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Downtown Chattanooga has so much to offer, a variety of restaurants and nightlife, museums, aquarium, dinner boat cruise, walking bridge and unique shopping. One very interesting place is the museum. A whole day of inexpensive fun for families with children of all ages and couples...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

I visited this museum over 15 years ago in Chattanooga and while in town this past weekend decided on another visit. Easy to find and there a small parking lot on site that is free. I however parked at a meter on the street due...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

A diverse collection of experiences presenting famous people, the history of the anti-segregation movement, impact of African-American communities in Chattanooga and of course, the Bessie Smith collection. I would have loved to hear some of the music in the background of the singers presented in...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2005

Nice museum as a whole but I went there to see the Bessie smith exhibit for which the entire building is named. Though alot about bessie smith was interesting there just wasnt enough there about her. 3 percent bessie smith adn 97 percent african american...More

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