Clark Funeral Home, Roanoke, Alabama

A Guided Digital Tour Of The Lives, Legacies and Works Of Wilkie And Hattie Lee (Peters) Clark as presented by their offspring:  their only daughter, Mrs. Charlotte A. Clark-Frieson; grandson, Wilkie S. Frieson, and Granddaughter, Je'Lynn M. Frieson.

April, 1976: Mrs. Hattie P. Clark, Ross Dunn, Wilkie Clark (Photo Courtesy Of Charlotte A. Clark-Frieson)

1976: Wilkie Clark Runs For Randolph County Board Of Education

In the Spring of 1976, Wilkie Clark became the first Black in the history of Randolph County, Alabama to run for a seat on the Randolph County Board Of Education.

In these photos, we document the historic announcement which appeared in the local newspaper "The Randolph Leader" as well as a follow-up article announcing Mr. Ross Dunn -- who was a prominent Civil Rights Leader in neighboring Lanett, Alabama, who appeared as Guest Speaker at a political rally for Clark.

These were both historical events in that they involved two civil rights icons from neighboring Randolph and Chambers County, Alabama, and it also represented black citizens beginning to take "first steps" toward political empowerment on the local level.

April 21, 1976, Mr. Ross Dunn was announced as featured speaker at Political Banquet for Wilkie Clark.

1976: Wilkie Clark Campaign Advertisement