The University of South Carolina was the only institution of higher education in the South to integrate after the Civil War. The first Black student, Henry Hayne, enrolled October 7, 1873, and by 1875 the majority of students were African American. Richard T. Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard, was hired as professor of philosophy in November 1873.
This tour will focus on the Reconstruction-era University of South Carolina. The tours will be led by students in Prof. Christian Anderson's class on the History of Higher Education. It lasts about one hour. Meet at the Reconstruction marker on Sumter St. (near Lieber College) on Thursday, February 29th at 2:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.