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50th Anniversary of Desegregation


Retracing Their Steps

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Sept. 11, 2013 – Retracing Their Steps

President Harris Pastides and Desegregation Pioneers Henrie Monteith Treadwell and James Solomon “retrace the steps” in front of Osborne.

President Harris Pastides Speech Video President Harris Pastides speaks to begin USC's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation. President Harris Pastides speaks to begin USC's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation. President Harris Pastides speaks to begin USC's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation. President Harris Pastides speaks to begin USC's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation. President Harris Pastides speaks to begin USC's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation. President Harris Pastides speaks to begin USC's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation. Henrie Monteith Treadwell speaks. Henrie Monteith Treadwell speaks. President Harris Pastides together with desegregation pioneers Henrie Monteith Treadwell and James Solomon Event attendees and the media Dr. John McFadden President Harris Pastides, James Solomon and Henrie Monteith Treadwell President Harris Pastides, James Solomon and Henrie Monteith Treadwell President Harris Pastides, James Solomon and Henrie Monteith Treadwell.

Commemoration Garden

President Harris Pastides, Henrie Monteith Treadwell, James Solomon, Professor Nikki Finney and Topiary Artist Pearl Fryer open the Commemoration Garden.

Garden Dedication Video Nikky Finney Speech Video Henrie Monteith Treadwell speaks. James Solomon speaks. Henrie Monteith Treadwell and James Solomon President Harris Pastides speaks. President Harris Pastides speaks. I.S. Leevy Johnson speaks. Topiary Artist Pearl Fryer speaks. Professor Nikki Finney speaks.Professor Nikki Finney speaks.Professor Nikki Finney and James SolomonProfessor Nikki Finney and James SolomonJames Solomon, Steve Spurrier and Henrie Monteith Treadwell.President Harris Pastides speaks.

Brick Unveiling

Henrie Monteith Treadwell, James Solomon and the late Robert Anderson are honored with bricks on the horseshoe to memorialize the courage they displayed on September 11, 1963.

Brick Dedication Video President Harris Pastides speaks. Dr. Valinda Littlefield and honorees walk over to the horshoe. Henrie Monteith Treadwell Susan Raskin, representing the late Robert Anderson, James Solomon and Henrie Monteith Treadwell Susan Raskin, representing the late Robert Anderson, James Solomon and Henrie Monteith Treadwell Henrie Monteith Treadwell, James Solomon and the late Robert Anderson are honored with bricks on the horseshoe Susan Raskin, representing the late Robert Anderson, James Solomon and Henrie Monteith Treadwell Susan Raskin, representing the late Robert Anderson, James Solomon and Henrie Monteith Treadwell Susan Raskin, representing the late Robert Anderson, James Solomon and Henrie Monteith Treadwell Henrie Monteith Treadwell Susan Raskin, representing the late Robert Anderson, James Solomon and Henrie Monteith Treadwell Henrie Monteith Treadwell Susan Raskin, representing the late Robert Anderson and James Solomon Susan Raskin, representing the late Robert Anderson and James Solomon. Mr. Solomon is wearing a hat brought by Ms. Raskin.  Anderson wore the hat at the 25th anniversary commemoration. Susan Raskin, representing the late Robert Anderson and James Solomon

Andrew Young Presentation

Andrew Young, a civil rights leader and former ambassador to the United Nations, gave a presentation at the Koger Center as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of the University of South Carolina.


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