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College of Social Work

Newman Institute to hold spring lecture

Columbia, SC –  

Reverend I. DeQuincey Newman was the first African American state senator since Reconstruction and a leader in South Carolina’s NAACP. His impact and legacy upon the state is the subject of USC’s 2023 Newman Spring Institute Lecture.  

Renowned Newman expert, Dr. Sadye L. Logan, LISW-CP, DSW will present the lecture on April 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Capstone Campus room on the USC campus. Her talk is titled "A Reflection On the Life and Impact of Reverend I. DeQuincey Newman".  

Dr. Logan served as the Isaiah DeQuincey Newman Professor at the USC College of Social Work and the founding director of the I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice. Her presentation will focus on the life and legacy of Reverend I. DeQuincey Newman and his significant impact on South Carolina. 

The event is sponsored by the USC Center for Civil Rights History and Research and the College of Social Work. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the groundbreaking work of Reverend Newman, a key figure in South Carolina’s civil rights movement and engage in a thought-provoking discussion with other attendees. 

The I. DeQuincey Newman Institute of Peace and Social Justice is dedicated to promoting social justice and equity for all individuals. The Spring Lecture is a testament to this commitment and will provide a platform for important conversations that can inspire positive change in our society. 

Admission to the Spring Lecture is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing by Dr. Logan will immediately follow the lecture. To register for the event, please visit

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