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Students walking to Clinton High School

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Creator:Knoxville Journal
Title:Students walking to Clinton High School

Black-and-white photograph from the fall of 1956 of the "Clinton Twelve," African American students who integrated Clinton High School in Clinton, Tennessee. Individuals in the picture are dressed in warm clothing, and the African American students are followed by reporters and several cars. Photographers and other men walk on the sidewalk next to the students. 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 | StillImage
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 | Reporters and reporting--Tennessee--Clinton | Photographers--Tennessee--Clinton | United States, Tennessee, Anderson County, 36.1184426, -84.198463 | United States, Tennessee, Clinton
Collection:Clinton High School Desegregation from the Knoxville Journal Collection
Institution:McClung Historical Collection at the Knoxville-Knox County Public Library
Contributors:McClung Historical Collection
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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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