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The Tennessee State Museum hosts a wide range of FREE, fascinating events and educational programs throughout the year. Advance reservations are not required, unless indicated on the listing. For seated events, seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
In partnership with the Nashville Public Library, the Museum we will be reading a phenomenal book titled This Promise of Change, by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy. These authors use poetry to tell a moving story about the fight for racial equality in Tennessee schools, and how a group of 12 courageous children led to Clinton High School becoming the first public high school to desegregate in the South in 1956.
After the book discussion, join museum staff for a tour of Civil Rights exhibitions which include the story of the Clinton 12.
We, at the museum, have been honored to meet Jo Ann Allen Boyce and help share her story as a member of the Clinton 12. We were heartbroken to hear of the passing of her grandson, Cameron Boyce. He was committed to telling her story. As are we. We hope that you will learn more about the Clinton 12 here at the Tennessee State Museum and at the Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton, Tennessee.