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Blount County African-American Festival

See larger Shirley Carr Clowney talks about being one of the first African-American woman to enroll at Maryville College in 1954.

Photo by Leslie Karnowski

Shirley Carr Clowney talks about being one of the first African-American woman to enroll at Maryville College in 1954.

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  • Annette Sudderth, who co-chairs the Blount County African-American Festival with her sister Lana Boyd, was master of ceremonies for the event.
  • Lucille Robinson of Lupo Designs was one of the vendors for the festival.
  • Patricia Valentine talks about the history of the Mass Choir during the Blount County African-American Festival.
  • Shirley Carr Clowney talks about being one of the first African-American woman to enroll at Maryville College in 1954.
  • Artwork from Alcoa schools provide an interesting back-drop for Jared, Karli, Jamina and Jamaeri Brabson at Last Friday Art Walk in April.
  • Blount County African-American Festival co-chairs and organizers Annette Sudderth and Lana Boyd conduct the auction at the event.
  • Zakira Thompson and Shaniya Sudderth pose in front of some artwork during the Blount County African-American Festival.
  • Showing off the latest in young people’s fashions are Jamina and Jamaeri Brabson.
  • Jared and Karli Brabson do some fashion show modeling during the Blount County African-American Festival.
  • Robert Edwards Jr., William Howard and Earl Brady make sure the food is ready.

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