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The Education of Harvey Gantt

January 8, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Ty Moody

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.

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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.

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