Green McAdoo School

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Green McAdoo School
View of the front of the Green McAdoo Cultural Center, including the statues of the "Clinton 12" next to the steps that lead to the entrance.
Location 101 School St.
Clinton, Tennessee
NRHP Reference # 05001218
Added to NRHP November 8, 2005

The Green McAdoo School in Clinton, Tennessee, was the community's segregated elementary school for African American children until 1965.[1] The school was completed in 1935, and designed by Frank Barber of the firm, Barber & McMurry.[2] It is now a museum and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Green McAdoo School deteriorated after its closure, but was reopened as a museum and cultural center in 2006. Federal grants and local government funding helped to pay for renovations to the building. A set of life-size bronze statues of the "Clinton 12," the 12 African American students who attended Clinton High School in the fall of 1956 when the high school was desegregated under court order, is displayed outside the school's front entrance.[3]

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  1. ^ The Story of Desegregation in Clinton, Tennessee, Green McAdoo Cultural Center website (accessed November 25, 2007)
  2. ^ The Story of Green McAdoo School. Retrieved: 21 May 2011.
  3. ^ Fowler, Bob (2006-02-26). "The Ultimate Risk". Knoxville News-Sentinel (Scripps). pp. B1, B4, B5. Archived from the original on 2006-03-22. Retrieved 2006-05-21. 

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