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The Clinton 12



*Monday, February 24 at 8:00 pm on the SC Channel

THE CLINTON 12 captures a pivotal moment in the American civil rights movement. Award-winning actor James Earl Jones narrates the compelling story of the desegregation of the first public high school in the South following the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown vs. the Board of Education decision. On August 27, 1956, a small group of courageous black students walked into an all-white high school in Clinton, TN, and into history. Seldom-seen archival footage and first-person accounts from 11 of the original "Clinton 12" and others involved in this tumultuous event illuminate the horrors of segregation in the Jim Crow South.

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