Clarksdale's Tennessee Williams Festival Committee members participate in unveiling of the Mississippi Hall of Fame portrait of Tennessee Williams

Dr. Presley with Tennessee Williams artists

Taking center stage in Mississippi’s Old Capitol Museum in Jackson Wednesday before an overflow audience at the State Hall of Fame portrait unveiling of playwright Tennessee Williams are (from left) artist Will Smith Jr. of New Orleans; Williams scholar and principal speaker Dr. Kenneth Holditch of New Orleans; and Dr. Vivian Presley, retired president of Coahoma Community College who inaugurated Clarksdale’s Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival in 1993 and the unveiling of its Tennessee Williams stamp for the U.S. Postal Service in 1995.   

 

Dr. Presley with Tennessee Williams Festival Committee

Celebrating the Mississippi Hall of Fame portrait unveiling of playwright Tennessee Williams in Jackson’s Old Capitol Museum are members of Clarksdale’s Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival sponsored by Coahoma Community College including (from left) State Rep. Olando Paden, Democrat, Clarksdale; Florence Lucas, CCC’s Federal Programs assistant director; Glynda Duncan and Wanda Lee, CCC English faculty; Dr. Vivian Presley, former CCC president; and Jen Waller, director of the Coahoma County Higher Education Center/Cutrer Mansion.