Bonus Episode: Officer Clemmons Returns With A New Memoir
This week in the neighborhood, our guest is Dr. François S. Clemmons, aka Officer Clemmons is back with an in depth conversation.
François made his first appearance on Mister Rogers Neighborhood in 1968. His role as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers Neighborhood was groundbreaking, presenting a positive image of an African American at a time when racial tensions were high. He writes in his new book, Officer Clemmons, that in Fred Rogers he found a friend, a mentor, and with Fred’s wife Joanne, a family. His new memoir titled, Officer Clemmons, is now available.
Buy The New Book: Officer Clemmons
Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.
Special Thanks to my guest neighbor Francois Clemmons and Catapult Books
Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter
Your host is Rick Lee James.
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