Video: "Lean On Me" Inspiration Principal Joe Clark Has Passed Away At 82!


SMH we lost a lot of people this year including Joe Clark, who is the inspiration for the 1989 film "Lean On Me". His character was played by Morgan Freeman. Joe was most famous for using a bullhorn and baseball bat to get his unruly students in shape as a principal at a New Jersey high school. I'm going to go home and watch "Lean On Me" tonight. Wow, we need more educators like him. R.I.P. Joe Clark. Checkout the 1989 "Lean On Me" Trailer down below.