This bit of relevant literature appeared in the Knoxville Journal & Tribune, in mid-October of 1918, during the worst of Knoxville’s experience with the “Spanish Flu” pandemic. The poet is a local black man of whom we know little except […]
In 2020, a confessed Socialist running for president strikes some folks as a novelty, and something that surely would have shocked our grandparents. But maybe not as much as we might assume. On an unseasonably warm Thursday evening late in […]
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...
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