Bill Latham, member of the Clinton 12, passes away

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) – A member of the Clinton 12 passed away Wednesday.

William (Bill) Latham passed away in his Oak Ridge home Wednesday morning, according to the Green McAdoo Cultural Center.

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Latham was one of the Clinton 12, a group of students who in 1956 fought for the integration of Clinton High School, the first state-supported school to integrate in Tennessee.

He is the sixth member of the Clinton 12 to pass away.

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