Celebrating Black History Month: This is the final story in a series featuring local African Americans.
Rev. George Clements marched in Alabama, fought for children in Chicago and battled drugs in Washington D.C.
And Marion County helped shape him.
Clements, 81, was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Chicago, but his father, Samuel, was born in Lebanon. His grandparents, Mary and Millard Shockency, had a farm in Loretto, and Clements spent many summers with them as a child.