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National Guardsmen at Clinton High School

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Creator:Knoxville Journal
Title:National Guardsmen at Clinton High School

Black-and-white photograph from the fall of 1956 of National Guardsmen marching down the street past Clinton High School in Clinton, Tennessee. Federal courts ordered schools in Clinton, Tennessee, to integrate "with all deliberate speed" in 1956. In September, segregationists Asa Carter and John Kaspar spoke against the school's integration by twelve African American students. After the speeches, violence in the city grew to the point that National Guard troups were brought into the city for two months to keep order. Kaspar was later charged with inciting a riot for his speech.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:School integration--Tennessee--Clinton | Segregation in education--Tennessee--Clinton | Race relations | Clinton (Tenn.)--Race relations | White supremacy movements--Tennessee--Clinton | Segregationists--Tennessee--Clinton | African American students--Tennessee--Clinton | Racism--Tennessee--Clinton | Violence--Tennessee--Clinton | Soldiers--Tennessee--Clinton | Anderson County (Tenn.) | Clinton (Tenn.)
Collection:Clinton High School Desegregation from the Knoxville Journal Collection
Institution:McClung Historical Collection at the Knoxville-Knox County Public Library
Contributors:Knox County Public Library System | Volunteer Voices (Project)
Online Publisher:Knoxville, Tenn. : Volunteer Voices | 2007-03-15
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Clinton High School Desegregation from the Knoxville Journal Collection, C.M. McClung Historical Collection, Knox County Public Library, Knoxville, Tennessee

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