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Palmetto College


Faculty and Staff

Stephen Lowe, Ph.D.

Title: Director of Liberal Studies and Organizational Leadership
Assistant Professor of History
Department: Extended University
Palmetto College
E-mail: lowesh@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0588
Office:

901 Sumter Street, 616B
Byrnes Building
Columbia, SC 29208

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Stephen Lowe

Background

Steve Lowe studies the South, particularly the civil rights movement and the white reaction to the civil rights movement. When it comes to the South, he believes, like Faulkner, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."

His education includes three degrees in History--in order, from the College of Charleston, Clemson, and Michigan State--and a degree in Education Administration from the University of South Carolina.

Although he continues to be a faculty member at USC Union, Dr. Lowe is currently serving as Director of the Liberal Studies and Organizational Leadership programs for Palmetto College in Columbia.

He has been accused of being a gentleman and a scholar

Articles

“‘We have lost this battle but we are engaged in a war’: Civil Rights Litigation and White Resistance in South Carolina, 1962-1970,” The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association, March 2015

“Brown on Trial: Desegregation in Charleston, South Carolina, 1960-1964,” The Avery Review, Spring 2000

“Grass Roots and Marble Columns: Civil Rights, Public Accommodations and South Carolina Federal Courts,” The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association, 2000

Conference presentations:

“Civil Rights, the Law, and White Resistance in South Carolina, 1955-1970” Association for the Study of African American Life and History, September 2014

“Gloria Rackley and the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina,” South Carolina Historical Association, March 2014

“Resentment, Resistance, and Accommodation: The Civil Rights Movement in the Upcountry,” Our Past Before Us: The Search for the South Carolina Upcountry (sponsored by Clemson University and Furman University), March 2007

“The Importance of Local Chapters of the NAACP in South Carolina’s Civil Rights Movement,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History, September 2006

“The Legal Legacy of Brown and South Carolina School Desegregation, 1963-1970,” Hood College Conference “Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Unfinished Business of Brown v. Board of Education,” March 2004

“Dignity for Whom? ‘Integration with Dignity’ and the Legal History of Desegregation in South Carolina,” Southern Historical Association, November 2003