The Woman Behind the Curtain: Susan Richardson Williams

Long before Tennessee had its first female United States Senator, before it had its first female Speaker of the House, before the national arms race to recruit female candidates for public office, Susan Richardson Williams was shattering glass ceilings in Volunteer State politics. She has attended nine Republican National Conventions. She was the first woman … Continue reading The Woman Behind the Curtain: Susan Richardson Williams

“The Midnight Raid” – How Richard Krieg Exposed Lakeshore Hospital

Patients at Eastern State Mental Health Hospital await medication. (Credit KNS) On Jan. 26 1971 the biggest news across the country was the murder conviction of hippy cult leader Charles Manson and his gang of drug induced sycophants, but not in sleepy little Knoxville, Tennessee. “You bet your life there will be an investigation.” - … Continue reading “The Midnight Raid” – How Richard Krieg Exposed Lakeshore Hospital