Green McAdoo Cultural Center

Green McAdoo Cultural Center, Clinton: Hours, Address, Green McAdoo Cultural Center Reviews: 5/5

Green McAdoo Cultural Center

Green McAdoo Cultural Center
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Linda W
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Family
I was interested when I saw the statues, I wasn’t aware of the history so when me and my granddaughter was driving from Cincinnati to Chattanooga decided to stop. We were greeted by Janna who gave us a briefing about the center and the Clinton 12. Enjoyed the short video prior to the walk through. After the walkthrough watched the 45 minutes video which was pretty good due to you hear from some of the people, If you don’t have time for video you can see it on YouTube.
Kudos to Janna
Written July 14, 2022
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Wendy
Rocky Top, TN19 contributions
The MacAdoo Center is an educational and historic place to visit. This center was actually a school for African American children when segregation took place before the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950-70. The school was the place where several students decided to venture down the hill to the segregated school. Following this day there was a series of historic events which led to the desegregation of schools in the region. I recommend going to the center if you like to see authentic historic artifacts.
Written April 29, 2015
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Ray H
4 contributions
Couples
A very simple but moving presentation of the attempted integration of Clinton High School. Our visit started with a simple but moving introduction and overview as told by a young woman of the ensuing struggle. It is story of courage demonstrated by average people who took gutsy steps to follow court orders to integrate the school including a white student leader, a white minister, the principal and the brave students and their families who stood up to the violence and hatred. The exhibit finishes with an in-depth interview by Edward R. Murrow which is still surprisingly relevant interviews of the principals. James Earl Jones narrated a DVD of the event as well. We are grateful to have seen it.
Written September 26, 2014
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BinghamtonBeth
Endicott28 contributions
Couples
This impressive and important cultural center is beautifully curated and presented and so very sensitively done. We were tremendously impressed.
I was profoundly moved and this should be required in all schools curricula .
Written August 31, 2019
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pelarge
Tennessee241 contributions
Couples
We visited this small museum today, which is free, to learn more about the Clinton 12. The basic exhibits include lots of photos and narrative, all of which is amazing! The year was 1956, way before many of the other integration stories, and takes you through the school year and beyond. There’s a short 7-minute video of introduction, which helps you get acclimated in time. However, the “don’t miss” is the hour-long video of a news program by Edward R. Murrow...you might think that’s too long, but it’s extremely interesting and includes interviews with all the main players in this civil rights drama!
Written July 19, 2019
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Patricia B
Joliet, Illinois, United States22 contributions
The Green McAdoo Cultural Center is an amazing museum which tells the story of 12 very brave African-American students who were the first to integrate into the public schools. It also tells the story of this small town and their desire to just follow the law of the land. It speaks of the courage of the students, teachers, principal and school board and a very brave minister. It tells the story of what happens when extremist try to interfere. My husband and I loved this museum. It is a powerful story and well worth the detour into this quaint little town north of Knoxville. It is a story that needs to be spread and remembered. The Museum does an amazing job of presenting this story in a very professional way.
Written August 27, 2018
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SMJ_13
Clinton, Tennessee, United States149 contributions
Friends
I had only heard of the "Clinton 12" in recent years but did not know the whole story. This museum gives an important lesson that we should never forget. Seated in school chairs, first you see a video. Then a progression of events are thoroughly described in posters. It was disturbing, reminding me of the Holocaust in some ways. These students were so brave. Clinton itself was willing to accept change, but outside influence fanned the flames. It can so easily be done, even today. I'm glad to now live in this area and to have seen this museum.
Written August 20, 2018
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Janet E
Brighton, MI37 contributions
Couples
Like other reviewers, I did not know about these 12 teenagers who did so much for their community during the early years of the civil rights movement. Wanting to go to a white school, they enrolled, were admitted and began their education.
What I learned is how the people of this town, even though many were segregationists, were not willing to let white supremacists coming from other states take over and make trouble in their town. The citizens banded together showing tolerance and Christian values in the face of tremendous adversity. They supported the “12”. This center should be the #1 spot in the city to visit.
Written June 1, 2018
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Denise H
17 contributions
Couples
Knew nothing about The Clinton 12 and am so happy we sought this out. It is easy to find, accessible and free (please donate something). We were greeted immediately and told about the museum and set up to watch a 7 minute video. We were the only 2 people there; the docent was friendly and professional. The video was informative and left off where the rest of the museum then takes visitors through the history of the events following the desegregation of the Clinton school, which included racist propaganda, cross burnings, a school bombing, and threats against pastors and local leaders. The historical ephemera is amazing to see, including the threatening and attacking letters written to supportive church leaders. Gorgeously kept structure and grounds. Go. Educate yourself about this.
Written December 28, 2017
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Leigh C
Clinton, TN116 contributions
Couples
This a a very special place-espicially if you are from Clinton. The statues are beautiful. If I don't have my story wrong my Great-great grandmother walked with these kids down the hill to the school (she was white) on that day. That was in 1956. Two years later the school was bombed by a radical from the North. One of my high school teachers was teaching then. A sad day for all. So proud of this tribute in my city to the "Clinton 12."
Written October 10, 2017
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