Former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement, a Tennessee Democrat, will read and sign his new memoir in Clinton in April.
Clement’s new memoir is titled “Presidents, Kings, and Convicts: My Journey from the Tennessee Governor’s Residence to the Halls of Congress.” The memoir shares his front row seat to some of America’s most significant events, including the 1956 desegregation of Clinton High School, a press release said.
Clement will be at the Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 10. The Green McAdoo Cultural Center is at 101 School Street in Clinton.
Clement’s book describes behind-the-scenes accounts of some of his most memorable events beginning with his childhood growing up in the Tennessee governor’s mansion to becoming a Tennessee Valley Authority director, military officer, college president, successful businessman, and a member of Congress for eight terms, a press release said. It features a chapter on the desegregation of the South, specifically the role his father, Frank G. Clement, played in helping to integrate Clinton High School, fighting against the racial intolerance of the day, the press release said.
“He was instrumental in restoring order after the tragic bombing of the school in 1958, and ushering 12 black students back to the school in an act of racial equality and tolerance,” the press release said. [Read more…]