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Appendix 2: University History Website Template

This is a draft of an expanded history of the University of South Carolina. We recognize that there is a dearth of information regarding most historically marginalized communities’ contributions to the University. This is meant to be a place to start from.

Each of the following should be a link to further information.

 

African Americans 

Slavery at South Carolina College

Reconstruction and African American Advancement

Desegregation 

Civil Rights Movement

  • Justice for All Exhibit
    Description of the Justice For All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement Exhibit on the UofSC campus
  • Carving a Path Through Justice: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
    Three-part series with Dr. Bobby Donaldson, detailing the Civil Rights Movement in Columbia and South Carolina

Post-Civil Rights Achievements

Town and Gown Relations from a Historical Standpoint

Faculty

  • Nikky Finney
    Poet Nikky Finney embraces outspoken candor to inform, educate, motivate
    University of South Carolina piece on professor and poet Nikky Finney
  • Willie Lloyd Harriford Jr. and Wendy Harriford Platt
    An educator’s legacy: Daughter of pioneering Carolina administrator earns doctorate and fulfills lifelong dream
    University of South Carolina piece on Willie Lloyd Harriford Jr.’s legacy as our first African American administrator and Civil Rights activist, and his daughter Wendy Harriford Platt’s doctorate
  • Dr. Grace Jordan McFadden
    First Black female professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Began work at the University of South Carolina in 1971 at the SC School Desegregation Center
    Chaired the African American studies department from 1988-1994
    The African American Studies Department gives out an award in her honor every year
  • Dr. Johnnie McFadden
    First Black full professor at UofSC
    Hired after completing his doctorate as a part of the SC School Desegregation Center’s program of creating more diverse doctoral candidates
    Hired as an Assistant Professor in 1973
    In 1988, he became the first African American to have an endowed chair

Staff

Students

Organizations

Oral Histories

 

LGBTQIA+

History

  • 1973 USC Gay Liberation Front’s charter was vetoed by the vice president for student affairs. (The Gamecock July 12, 1973 pp 3, 7)
  • Robin Waites (Historic Columbia) and UofSC Graduate Student (Travis Wagner) are working on the Queer Cola: Oral History and Digital Archive Project

Faculty

Staff

Students

Organizations

Oral Histories

 

Women (Including Faculty Wives) 

General history of women on campus

Students

Faculty

Staff

Admin

 

Native Americans

Organizations

 

Latinos

Organizations

 

Asian Americans

 

Pacific Islanders

Students

 

Jewish/Muslim/and Other Marginalized Religions

 

African

 

Custodial and Maintenance Workers

 

Other Staff

 

International Faculty and Students

 

Student Research

 

Town and Gown Relations From a Historical Standpoint

 

Oral Histories


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