After your time in the classroom, the story of what happened with the students and the community continues. Outside agitators made their way to Clinton, creating enough of a disturbance that the National Guard was eventually called in to town. (Be sure and seek out the pictures and film of the tanks crossing "the big green bridge.") Other key players in the events that unfolded are a high school football captain and a local Baptist minister who both worked to make the Clinton 12 feel welcome.
Toward the back of the museum a large picture that changes as you get closer to it, shows Clinton High School before and after a bomb blast nearly leveled the school. Fortunately, it happened at a time when no one was inside. Most of the building still stands today, housing Clinton Middle School. It’s just a short walk (or drive) down the hill from the museum. An historical marker was placed there recently to commemorate the historic events surrounding the Clinton 12.
While you’re in Clinton, take time to check out Downtown Clinton. The lunch counter at Hoskins Drug Store is a popular spot and there is Amelia’s Café just a couple of blocks away. Market Street, the heart of Downtown, is an area filled with Antique and specialty stores. And if you are in town after dark, the historic Ritz Theater offers first run movies for just $5 at 7:00 pm each night.