Beauty pageants in Tennessee have been historically white-dominated, but that changed in June when Tennessee crowned its first black Miss Tennessee – breaking an 81-year-old barrier.
Brianna Mason smashed headlong through a 81-year-old barrier last weekend, becoming the first black woman ever crowned Miss Tennessee, and we as East Tennesseans could not be more proud.
KNOXVILLE — An elementary school teacher has become the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss Tennessee.
A few weeks ago, I relinquished my crown as Miss Tennessee, passing it to my worthy successor, Christine Williams. But I didn’t give up my personal fight against opioid addiction.
ELIZABETHTON — Students in the region will be getting some strong reinforcement to the message of abstaining from substance abuse and maintaining good health.