The Life and Times of Clyde Kennard

The Life and Times of Clyde Kennard

by Derek R. King

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Overview

In 1955, Clyde Kennard, a decorated army veteran, was forced to cut short the final year of his studies at the University of Chicago and return home to Mississippi due to family circumstances, where Kennard made the decision to complete his education. Yet still on the eve of the civil rights movement in America, Kennard?s decision would be one of the first serious attempts to integrate any public school at the college level in the state. The Life and Times of Clyde Kennard tells the true story of Kennard?s efforts to complete his further education at Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) against the backdrop of the institutionalized social order of the times and the prevailing winds of change attempting to blow that social order away. As Meredith?s admission to "Ole Miss" became more widely known at the time, Kennard became the forgotten man. Author Derek R. King shares his extensive research into Kennard?s life, and touches on key events that shaped those times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483491356
Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Pages: 438
Sales rank: 977,242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

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