Freedom Movement Unsung Hero Clyde Kennard Honored on 50th Anniversary


Korean War veteran Clyde Kennard wrote eloquent letters about the need for desegregation and his right to attend Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) in the 1950s. Instead of being admitted, the state of Mississippi framed him on criminal charges for a petty crime and sentenced him to seven years of hard labor at Parchman Penitentiary.

Read more about Clyde Kennard and his 50th anniversary at Teaching For Change.