François Clemmons

“As I travel to college campuses and lecture and read or sing, I meet with different groups, and they all ask the same question: Would Mr. Rogers have loved me? And I tell them YES. They also want to know if I love them. Again, I tell them YES."

Francois Clemmons is a  gifted and groundbreaking performer who learned how to fearlessly create social change from his mentor and friend, Fred Rogers. Known and loved as Officer Clemmons on the award-winning television series Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood, he has for the first time told his extraordinary life story in his new memoir OFFICER CLEMMONS. He is now available for unforgettable events featuring storytelling, music, inspiration and joy that have moved audiences around the world.

"It’s important to acknowledge heroes who build bridges between all of us. Officer Clemmons offers readers the unique opportunity to understand how one man’s life can have an unexpected, positive impact on millions of people. By sharing his lived truth, his artistic journey, and his friendship with Fred Rogers, Dr. Clemmons has written a memoir from a place of love and faith, in both God and in the power of music, as a gift to the world." ―Common, Grammy Award–, Academy Award–, and Golden Globe–winning musician, actor, activist, and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Let Love Have the Last Word