On Sunday, January 14, 2018, Jail No Bail airs on SCETV at 4:30 p.m. This Carolina Stories takes a look at the 1961 sit-in involving ten African American students from...
The Education of Harvey Gantt
On January 14, 2018, The Education of Harvey Gantt airs on SCETV at 4:00 p.m. This Carolina Stories takes a look at the desegretation of Clemson College. Find an excerpt from the program and plan to tune-in on January 14.
About the Program
In 1960, a talented African-American student from Charleston, Harvey Gantt, graduated from high school and decided to become an architect. Clemson College was the only school in South Carolina that offered a degree in his chosen field. In January of 1963, with the help of NAACP lawyer Matthew J. Perry, Gantt won a lawsuit against Clemson and was peacefully admitted to the college, making him the first African-American student to attend a formerly all-white school in South Carolina.
The program is narrated by Tony Award-winning actress and singer Phylicia Rashād and features historic civil rights photographs by Cecil Williams.