Clinton, Mississippi, will erect two historical markers in the Old Town section of the city of 26,000. One marker will be placed to represent the 140 years ago "Clinton Riot. The other will honor Charles Caldwell, chairman of the Republican Party in Hinds County, killed during the riot. Twenty-two other persons lost their lives.
On September 4, 2015, the city will present, "Voices of the Clinton Riot" an educational and informative dramatic reading of the incident written by Dr. Walter Howell, retired professor of Mississippi College.
Ten readers, five African Americans and five whites, playing the roles of the significant leaders of the time will read important information for the community, prior to the erection of the markers.
By request, author J. Moffett Walker will read the script for the late Margaret Caldwell, wife of the honoree, Charles Caldwell.
"I am pleased to be a part of this important historical presentation on September 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m."