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50th Anniversary of Desegregation


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List of Events

On Sept. 11, 2013, the University of South Carolina began the commemoration of its 50th anniversary of desegregation. The university will host several events throughout the school year to fully commemorate this important event. Information on these events is listed below and will be updated throughout the year.

Now - April 30

“1963-2013: Desegregation – Integration” Exhibit

Museum of Education, Wardlaw Hall
On-site and web exhibitions that portray the racial climate of the Columbia community in 1963, examine differences between school desegregation and integration, and offer advice to pre-service teachers who are planning to enter the classrooms of South Carolina and join the struggle for social justice and civil rights.

Mar. 27

I. DeQuincey Newman Lecture

6 p.m. — Spigner House
Speaker: Dr. Henrie Monteith Treadwell, Research Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine & Director of Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved Policy Initiative

Apr. 10

Robert Smalls Lecture:
“60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education On May 17, 2014:
Is Education Equal Today for All School Children?”

7 p.m. — Capstone, Campus Room
Speaker: Dr. John C. Brittain, Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia

Apr. 11

Garden Dedication

11 a.m. — Osborne Administration Building

Student Presentations:
African American Experiences at USC, 1865-1980

2 p.m. — Harper College on the Horseshoe, Gressette Room

Apr. 12

Our Journey Forward

7:30 p.m. — Koger Center for the Arts
Hosted by Commemorating 50 Years of USC Desegregation Committee, School of Music, Department of Theater and Dance

Apr. 14

“Up, up with education, down, down with segregation!

3:00 p.m. — Location TBD
Speaker: Dr. Pam Voekel, Associate Professor, History, University of Georgia and Co-founder & faculty member at Freedom University Georgia



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