UTC partnered with neighbors in the MLK community to celebrate the rededication of the James R. Mapp building. It’s the home of the Physical and Occupational Therapy programs, but the building represents something much greater.
Mapp was a change-maker who fought for civil rights and equal treatment for African Americans. He spent 16 years as president of the Chattanooga Chapter of the NAACP and also served as NAACP Tennessee president and Southeast Region chairman. He dedicated his life to equality, and UTC celebrates his legacy with the building named in his honor.