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Clinton in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clinton High School

 
 
Clinton High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
1. Clinton High School Marker
Inscription. Following a court order by Federal District Judge Robert L. Taylor, on August 27, 1956, 12 black students, now known as "The Clinton 12", enrolled in Clinton High School without incident, making it one of the first desegregated public high schools in the South. On Labor Day weekend segregationists led protests and riots, prompting Governor Frank G. Clement to send 600 National Guardsmen to Clinton. Two years later, on October 5, 1958, three bombs exploded at the school, leaving it in ruins. Despite this act, Clinton and Anderson County were able to complete school desegregation without further incident.
 
Erected 2015 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number ID 41.)
 
Location. 36° 6.072′ N, 84° 8.095′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hicks Street and Leinart Street, on the left when traveling north on North Hicks Street. Touch for map. Marker is located near the entrance of the Clinton Middle School. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton TN 37716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Pearls (approx. mile away); The Market Place of Pearls (approx.
Clinton High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
2. Clinton High School Marker
mile away); Prelude: The Green McAdoo School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elza Gate (approx. 5.6 miles away); Miners' Circle Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); "The Coal Creek War" (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cross Mountain Disaster (approx. 6 miles away); Briceville Church (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .  State historical marker unveiled at Tenn. school in honor of Clinton 12. (Submitted on December 30, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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The Clinton 12 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
3. The Clinton 12
The Clinton 12 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
4. The Clinton 12
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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