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While the academic year of 1969 had proven to be one that featured many challenges for the African American community at Clemson, it was not without its share of successes for the community as well. The graduating class of 1969 held numerous…

The ROTC, or reserve officer training corps, trains students to be officers in the United States military. The students go to school like a normal college student, but they have extra responsibilities. Certain days of the week the cadets must wear…

In response to the ongoing protests from Tigerama to the Confederate symbols at football games, Clemson President Robert C. Edwards began receiving letters from all across the South. Most letters, arriving to the university from October 27th to…

In the Fall of 1968, racial tensions ran high throughout the state of South Carolina. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King had been assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in early April, and the campus at SC State in Orangeburg had just experienced an outbreak of…

The last man to be lynched in south Carolina was Willie Earle. On February 15th, 1947, Thomas Brown, a taxi driver in Greenville, South Carolina was robbed and stabbed to death by a unidentified passenger. Brown told police, a black man attack him.…

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