"In the fall of 1968 Reggie Montgomery attended and graduated from the first clown college in the United States. In 1969 he performed throughout the country with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He was the first black clown in history of the modern circus in the United States. This book tells the story of Reggie as a clown, including his successes along with the racial barriers he faced and the racial discrimination he suffered."--Amazon.com.