Clennon Washington King Jr. (July 18, – February 12, ) was the first African-American man to run for the office of President of the United States, and.
Clennon Washington King, Jr. (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Archives and Records Services Division.
This chapter focuses on black minister and college professor Clennon Washington King, who arrived at Ole Miss on June 5, to register for the first session of summer school. Weeks earlier King had announced his intention to break the color barrier, but unlike other blacks.
King, 37 at the time, had ventured to Oxford for the express purpose of becoming the first black student at the all-white state school?four years.
In June , while Preston King was being slighted by his draft board, Clennon King, then a professor at Alcorn State College in Jackson.
Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission photograph of Clennon Washington King, Jr. following his arrest in Gulfport, Mississippi, s.