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Who: Anyone who loves history, especially African American history.

What: The Chattanooga African American Museum pays homage to Chattanooga historic names like The Impressions, Bessie Smith, Reggie White, Venus Lacy, and many more. See replicas of former 9th street businesses, learn about the Civil Rights movement in Chattanooga, and the city’s Negro League baseball teams. 

When: Open Tuesday through Friday and in April extended to Saturdays 

Where: 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. (inside the Bessie Smith Cultural Center)

Why: The Museum is fun for the entire family, educational groups, and for anyone who loves history

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