Modern America

Integration of Clinton High SchoolETHS Content Essays, Primary Sources, and Student Activities

Alex Haley

Key Words:  Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Roots, 

B.B. King

Key Words: B.B. King, Blues

Changes in Agriculture in post World War II Tennessee

Key Words: fertilizer, erosion control, TVA,

Columbia Race Riots

Key Words: Columbia TN, Jim Crow Laws, Thurgood Marshall, riots

Diane Nash

Key Words: Diane Nash, Nashville Sit-ins, Jim Crow Laws, Freedom Rider

Elvis Presley: The King of Rock-n-Roll

Key Words: Memphis, Rock-n-Roll, Sun Studios

Famous Tennesseans

Key Words: Alex Haley, Wilma Rudolph, Dolly Parton, Al Gore Jr., Oprah Winfrey

Highlander Folk School

Key Words: Monteagle, TN, Integration, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Memphis and the Birth of Rock-n-Roll

Key Words: Memphis, Blues, Elvis Presley, Sun Studios

Tent Cities in Fayette and Haywood Counties

Key Words: Fayettte County, Haywood County, Civil Rights, Tent Cities

The Clinton 12 and the Integration of Clinton High School

Key Words:  Clinton TN, Segregation, Brown vs. Board of Education, Integration

The Nashville Sit-ins

Key Words:  Nashville, Sitins, Diane Nash, Rev. James Lawson Jr., Kelly Smith Jr.


Modern America ETHS Articles

Highlander Folk School

Blum, Michael. “ ‘Everyone You Don’t Like is a Communist’: The Highlander Center and the Civil Rights Movement in Knoxville, 1961-1971.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 86 (2014): 57-76.

Additional Related Articles:

Hardaway, Roger D. “Race, Sex, and Law: Miscegenation in Tennessee.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 74 (2000): 24-37.