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Stone Carr reads a letter to his sister Shirley Carr Clowney from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the unveiling of the portrait of Maryville’s first black mayor, William B. Scott, 1869. Shirley was recognized as being one of the driving forces behind getting the painting done.

Stone Carr reads a letter to his sister Shirley Carr Clowney from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the unveiling of the portrait of Maryville’s first black mayor, William B. Scott, 1869. Shirley was recognized as being one of the driving forces behind getting the painting done.

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  • Shirley Carr Clowney and her husband, Cato Clowney pose by the portrait of Maryville’s first African-American mayor at the unveiling of his portrait at the Maryville Municipal Center.
  •  Maryville Vice Mayor Tom Taylor talks with Alcoa City Councilman George Williams at the gathering.
  • Stone Carr reads a letter to his sister Shirley Carr Clowney from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the unveiling of the portrait of Maryville’s first black mayor, William B. Scott, 1869. Shirley was recognized as being one of the driving forces behind getting the painting done.
  • Bob Booker, former executive director of Beck Cultural Exchange Center in Knoxville and first African-American ever elected to the state legislature from Knox County, tells the crowd gathered a little about Mayor Scott.
  • Olive Carr and Sharon Hannum came to see the portrait and participate in the dedication.
  • Learning of the portrait dedication, Roger Carrington did some research and found he is a relative of William B. Scott. His great-great-great grandfather was Mayor Scott’s nephew. Roger poses with artist Amy Campbell.
  • City historian Sally McNiell tells the crowd the history of William B. Scott.
  • Enjoying the festive occasion are, from left, Thelma Carr and Rev. Willa Estell, pastor of St. Paul AME Zion Church.

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