The intersection of Vine Street and Central Street three year before the riot in 1916. The building on the corner was owned then by former slave turned successful business man, Cal Johnson. (McClung Historical Collection)
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Jack Neely is executive director of the Knoxville History Project. He has become one of Knoxville’s most popular writers and its unofficial historian. Jack is well known for his thoughtful, well-researched, and provocative pieces of long-form journalism, not to mention his books, speeches, and other public appearances...