Clinton 12 Commemorative Walk – Join LIVE in person or on WCAT TV

The public is invited to the Clinton 12 Commemorative Walk on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10 a.m. The purpose of the Clinton 12 Commemorative Walk is to honor the twelve high school students who braved threats of violence to attend Clinton High School, to recognize a community and its leaders that came together to rectify an injustice, and to educate the future generations of the struggles of the past in order to encourage a culture of acceptance and celebration of our differences.

Students from Clinton Middle School and Clinton Elementary School will line the streets while the Clinton 12 and dignitaries walk down from Green McAdoo Cultural Center, (formerly Green McAdoo School) to Clinton Middle School, (formerly Clinton High School).

Following the walk, there will be a program in the CMS gymnasium where the Clinton 12 will be recognized and a proclamation will be presented from the State of Tennessee. A joint proclamation will be presented by Anderson County Commission, the City of Clinton and the City of Oak Ridge.

Honored Guest will include the remaining eight members of the Clinton 12, family representatives of the four deceased members, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, U. S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann, and Tennessee Lt, Governor Randy McNally.

To Participate from the Classroom or Home via Live Feed:

We will be broadcasting the live feed on our Oak Ridge Schools YouTube Live WCAT channel, which can be found online at this address: or on local cable channel 15 (AT&T UVerse Channel 99 – Oak Ridge Government/School Board).

To Participate in Person:

Public Parking is at the Clinton Community Center and the public can stand along West Broad Street and North Hicks Street. The streets will be closed at 9:30 a.m.

Guests are welcome to be seated in the Clinton Middle School gymnasium before 10 a.m. Chairs will be provided on the basketball court.  If not yet seated by 10 a.m., community members may join the procession to the middle school gymnasium.

This is a rain or shine event that is a collaborative effort among the Anderson County, Clinton City, and Oak Ridge City personnel, Mayme Charmichael School Organization, Inc., Oak Ridge/Anderson County NAACP and Green McAdoo Cultural Center.