"We all had a deep and abiding faith in God
and feared doing nothing
more than doing something."
JamesRMapp.org is the official site for inquiries and factual information regarding the life, times, and legacy of civil rights icon, James R. Mapp of Chattanooga, Tennessee who dedicated his life to fighting for civil rights as NAACP President and became respected as the "Civil Rights Leader for All".
2017: August, in honor of his 90th birthday, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center unveiled an exhibit commemorating his life and legacy.
2017: December, Street Dedication.
STREET NAMED FOR CIVIL RIGHTS ICON JAMES R. MAPP IS DEDICATED
University Street on the UTC campus was renamed James R. Mapp Street in honor of the late civil rights icon. Read more »
JAMES R. MAPP EXHIBIT
Bessie Smith Cultural Center houses many important exhibits chronicling African American history and noteworthy accomplishments in Chattanooga including those of James R. Mapp. View the Exhibit...
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200 East Martin Luther King Blvd * Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403 * 423-266-8658
Adamson Developers has honored the life & legacy of
James R. Mapp with the naming of Mapp Estates a development
with 25 home sites in the Brainerd community Mr. Mapp
called home for six decades.