Green McAdoo Cultural Center Receives Grant

June 21, 2007

Green McAdoo Cultural Center Receives
$300,000 Approved by the Legislature

Nashville, Tenn.Sen.  Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) and Rep. Jim Hackworth (D-Clinton) along with Governor Phil Bredesen are proud to announce that the Green McAdoo Cultural Organization has been awarded a $300,000 grant to defray operating costs at the Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton.

“The Green McAdoo Cultural Center memorializes a significant moment in history,” said McNally.  “The center is very important to this community, and I appreciate the work of the Governor and the legislature in helping to secure the grant.”

The Green McAdoo Cultural Center opened on August 26, 2006 commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the desegregation of Clinton High School.  The center has a museum honoring the twelve high school students that became the first black students to attend an all white state-supported high school in the south.

“The awarding of this grant to the Green McAdoo Cultural Center will help preserve the historic significance of Clinton’s role in the integration of this nation’s school system,” said Hackworth.  “I want to thank my colleagues in the legislature and Governor Bredesen for their role in securing these funds.”


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