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Oak Ridge Associated Universities Donates $10,000 to Clinton’s Green McAdoo Cultural Center

Funding Will Support Research and Curriculum Development on the Events of Clinton’s Desegregation in the 1950s

December 18, 2009

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has donated $10,000 to the Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton, Tenn

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has donated $10,000 to the Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton, Tenn. The funding will support graduate and doctorate research on the time period and events surrounding Clinton’s desegregation in the 1950s and will provide assistance for the center’s development of a curriculum for visiting K-12 students. The center opened to the public in August 2006 as a commemorative museum marking and celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the day when 12 African American students entered and attended a state-supported, all-Caucasian high school in the south for the first time in history. Holding the check for ORAU’s donation to the center are ORAU’s Vice President Eric Abelquist (left) and Clinton City Mayor Wimp Shoopman. Behind them are, left to right, Clinton City Manager Steve Jones, U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp, Clinton City Councilman Larry Gann, Councilman Scott Burton, Councilman E.T. Stamey, Vice-Mayor Jerry Shattuck and Councilman Charlie Lyons.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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