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#1633: The forgotten story of Clinton Melton

Bulah Melton, widow of shotgun-victim Clinton Melton, talks with NAACP field secretary Medgar
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Bulah Melton, widow of shotgun-victim Clinton Melton, talks with NAACP field secretary Medgar

A few weeks back we spoke about the murder of Emmett Till and what it meant to the civil rights movement. But history tends to repeat itself.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, a story about a lesser known casualty of the Jim Crow south.

We’ll also hear about the new World Almanac Book of Facts for 2022, and spend an Academic Minute finding a future for students with disabilities.

Bob has been a part of the WAMC family since 2001. He currently produces and hosts National Production's The Best Of Our Knowledge. Over the years, Bob has produced The Environment Show and The Health Show for National Productions and hosted weekend mornings on WAMC for a decade. In addition to producing TBOOK, he is currently a reporter and on air host at WUWF Public Radio at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.