Monument Battle Lines Drawn in Knoxville – But Are the Lines Really That Clear?

It’s not a new issue, by any means, and Charlottesville was not the first place it played out. New Orleans recently removed many of the statues commemorating the Confederacy. One constituted a memorial to the white citizens who re-established white control of the city in 1874 in a bloody battle leaving 100 injured or dead. […]

Knoxville Walking Tours: Bringing the Past to Life

I’ve been trying to get together with Laura Still for quite some time to tag along on one of her walking tours. I’ve known Laura, mostly from a distance for years through the Knoxville Writer’s Guild (she’s a fine poet) and from her days working at Vagabondia, Andie Ray’s store on Market Square. When she […]