Clinton 12 Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 3:00 PM
This program captures a pivotal moment in the American civil rights movement. On August 27, 1956, a dozen black teenagers walked into an all-white high school in Clinton, Tenn. and changed history. It brings to life the events of that school year and the bombing of the high school in 1958. Narrated by award-winning actor James Earl Jones, it highlights the courage of the black students who were subjected to racially motivated violence, harassment and protests by white supremacists. The film also shows the determination of one small, predominately white, Southern town to uphold the law and confront bigotry and fear.