Temperance activist Vera Smith sang hymns of inspiration on Market Square to a multi-racial crowd around 1907. 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...