Former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement, a Tennessee Democrat, willÂ read and sign his new memoir in Clinton in April.
Clement’s new memoir is titledÂ â€œPresidents, Kings, and Convicts: My Journey from the Tennessee Governor’s Residence to the Halls of Congress.â€ TheÂ memoir shares his front row seat to some of Americaâ€™s most significant events, including the 1956 desegregation of Clinton High School, a press release said.
Clement will be at theÂ Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 10. TheÂ Green McAdoo Cultural Center is atÂ 101 School Street in Clinton.
Clementâ€™s book describes behind-the-scenes accounts of some of his most memorable events beginning with his childhood growing up in the Tennessee governorâ€™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.
It said the book also examines the current hyper-partisanship in politics today and offers solutions for fixing the country; Tennessee politics and behind-the-scenes stories growing up as the son of Governor Frank G. Clement; entertaining stories about Music City USA; inside stories about local, national, and international politicians and events; what makes great leaders; and how to restore public service and politics as careers worth pursuing. In addition, at the end of each chapter are â€œClementâ€™s Contemplations,â€ humorous musings about politics and life.”
For more information on the Green McAdoo Cultural Center, contact Tim Thompson at (865) 216-7850 or [email protected].
For other book signing events or other information, send an email to [email protected], or visit Clementâ€™s Facebook page. The book may be purchased on Archway Publishingâ€™s website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Parnassus Books, and other bookstores across the country, and on Clementâ€™s website at www.presidentskingsconvicts.com.