MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Elwood D. Watson
J. David Briley, Emmett M. Essin III
In the fall of 1956 Clinton High School in Clinton, Tennessee became the first public school in the south to desegregate. This paper examines how the quiet southern town handled the difficult task of forced integration while maintaining a commitment to the preservation of law and order. As the strength of a community was being tested, ordinary citizens in extraordinary circumstances met the challenges of integration with exceptional courage.
Thesis - Open Access
Cate, Whitney Elizabeth, "Forgotten Heroes: Lessons from School Integration in a Small Southern Community" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1512. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1512
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