Dr. Richard Brown, right, talks Monday night with Jon Mapp before the opening reception for an exhibit that highlights the life of Mapp’s late father, James R. Mapp, a civil rights advocate, businessman and community leader in Chattanooga. Brown, executive vice chancellor of finance and operations at UTC and a longtime friend of the Mapp family, spoke at the reception, offering personal stories about James Mapp and his work with race relations and desegregation in Chattanooga.. The exhibit, located in the Chattanooga African American Museum inside the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, documents James Mapp’s life with photos, documents and artifacts. It will be open through Oct. 31.


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