FRED BROWN

FRED BROWN, retired Senior Writer for The Knoxville News-Sentinel, was a working journalist for more than 45 years and is a member of the Scripps Howard Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of the Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Malcolm Law Trophy for Feature Writing and the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in Journalism at the University of Michigan (1983-84). He was named to the Friends of Literacy East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame for excellence in journalism in 2008.

Brown is still a contributing writer to the Knoxville News Sentinel and other publications.


Writer Fred Brown

View video of Fred speaking to
Briceville students about what reading
means to his life:
Writer Fred Brown
speaks to students-VIDEO
"Reading will expand your mind
and expand your heart."

Besides his columns and stories for the News Sentinel, his publications include The Serpent Handlers: Three Families and Their Faith, published by John F. Blair Publishers, Winston-Salem, N.C., May, 2000 and Growing Up Southern (Apocryphal Press) both co-authored with his wife, Jeanne McDonald.

Among his numerous other nonfiction books are Exploring October Roads, with Harry Moore. His most recently published book is Marking Time: The Stories behind East Tennessee’s Historical Markers.

Read the stories linked below that Fred has written over the years about Coal Creek and its history --
In order by OLDEST to NEWEST STORY:

The Knoxville News Sentinel 5/12/02
Oh God, for one more breath
The Knoxville News Sentinel 5/20/02
Remembering Fraterville's dead
The Knoxville News Sentinel 12/15/02
Life is tough row along Coal Creek
The Knoxville News-Sentinel 11/02/03
Actors go deep for empathy
The Knoxville News Sentinel 11/15/03
Knox exec wins top honor for engineers
The Knoxville News-Sentinel 5/9/04
Prints of Wales
The Knoxville News Sentinel 06/13/05
Welsh traditions mold renowned Knox surgeon
The Knoxville News Sentinel 12/23/05
Land donation secures piece of mine history
The Knoxville News Sentinel 07/07/06
Battle for preservation
The Knoxville News Sentinel 03/10/08
Restoring forests at mines takes root
The Knoxville News Sentinel 03/15/08
Seeds of transformation
The Knoxville News Sentinel 10 December 2011
Unearthing memories (PDF)   and online at
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/dec/09/100-years-ago-today-cross-mountain-mine-disaster/
Marking Time book excerpt by Fred Brown

The Knoxville News Sentinel 10 December 2012
Foundation helps kids in Coal Creek area
 
http://www.coalcreekaml.com/newsKnox121012.pdf

Fred Brown -- Coal Creek Miners Museum to preserve county's cultural history  8 September 2013
 http://www.coalcreekaml.com/fred-brown-coal-creek-.pdf
The Knoxville News Sentinel 18 December 2014
Starfish award presented to Coal Creek Watershed Foundation member
http://www.coalcreekaml.com/images/newsKNOX121814.pdf

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