New Mark Making Mural Celebrates Career Of Dr. William Whiteside

Saturday, November 02, 2013

A ceremony on Friday at Whiteside Park marked the unveiling by Mark Making of its latest mural, “A Dream Built on Faith,” celebrating the legacy of Dr. William Whiteside (1909-2002), founder of Good Neighbors, Inc.

Humble, powerful, peaceful, and inspirational are words used to describe Uncle Bill, as Dr. Whiteside was referred to by those who knew him best.  Dr. Whiteside dedicated his life to serving others with love, respect, and compassion and ultimately founded Good Neighbors Inc. in 1952 to help feed, clothe, house and minister to Chattanooga’s less fortunate African Americans.

“A Dream Built on Faith” was created by students from UTC Brock Scholars Program and The Urban League of Chattanooga’s Digital Connectors in collaboration with artists Mark Bradley-Shoup, Chad Burnette, Frances McDonald and Jennifer Rubin.

The mural highlights just a few of Dr. Whiteside’s accomplishments during his lifelong service to his community.  He sang in a gospel quartet and later hosted WNOO Saturday morning radio show with his wife, Maudette Whiteside,   Perhaps of most impact was the culmination of a his dream to build Whiteside’s Faith Manor, Chattanooga’s first residential facility for low income elderly and handicapped African Americans.  He was also the preacher at Good Neighbors’ New Testament Church, a further addition to the Good Neighbor’s campus.

“A Dream Built on Faith,” now a permanent feature in Whiteside Park at MLK Blvd. and Palmetto Street, tells the untold story of Dr. Whiteside for Chattanooga to appreciate into posterity.

“A Dream Built on Faith” is funded, in part, under an agreement with the state of Tennessee.

Mark Making empowers individuals and transforms communities through professionally-led public art projects, with a focus on the underserved.
www.markmaking.org

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