- Clinton High School Desegregation from the Knoxville Journal Collection
- Asa Carter speaking
- Knoxville Journal
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- School integration--Tennessee--Clinton
Segregation in education--Tennessee--Clinton
Clinton (Tenn.)--Race relations
White supremacy movements--Tennessee--Clinton
African American students--Tennessee--Clinton
White Citizens councils--Southern States
- Carter, Forrest
- United States, Tennessee, Anderson County, 36.11844, -84.19846
United States, Tennessee, Anderson County, Clinton, 36.10341, -84.13186
- black-and-white photographs
- Black-and-white photograph from September 1956 of speechwriter and segregationist Asa Carter, a member of the White Citizens Council in Alabama, speaking agianst the integration of Clinton High School in Anderson County, Tennessee. Carter is surrounded by white children as he speaks. Federal courts ordered schools in Clinton, Tennessee, to integrate "with all deliberate speed" in 1956. On September 1, Carter, who wrote fiction under the name Forrest Carter, and fellow segregationist John Kaspar made speeches 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 to keep order. Kaspar was later charged with inciting a riot for his speech.
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- Original Collection:
- Clinton High School Desegregation from the Knoxville Journal Collection, C.M. McClung Historical Collection, Knox County Public Library, Knoxville, Tennessee
- Contributing Institution:
- McClung Historical Collection