King, Clennon Washington

Biography:

"Teacher, minister, and civil rights activist, King first burst into public notoriety in 1957 when students at Alcorn Agricultural and Mining College (now Alcorn State University) in Lorman, Mississippi, where King briefly taught history, protested a series of prosegregationist newspaper articles he had written." The Greenwood encyclopedia of African American civil rights : from emancipation to the twenty-first century. Charles D. Lowery and John F. Marszalek, editors. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.

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