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Sarah Reese grew up in rural Pelzer, South Carolina, where she first started singing. When she went to Furman University in the late 1960’s she was one of its first black students. Reese overcame the racism and aggression inflicted by her white peers…

Throughout the 19th century, South Carolina had one of the most extensive railroad systems in the world. For example, the Charleston-Hamburg line was the longest railroad in the world at one point; it was 136 miles at its completion in 1833. South…

Bowman Field is a pivotal place for each Clemson student and visitor. It’s not uncommon to pass by between classes or when visiting downtown and seeing lounging students or sudden displays. Events like Tigerama and Homecoming at the beginning of each…

Augustus Schilletter got away with what might be one of the biggest crimes in Clemson history simply due to the circumstances at the time it happened. Schilletter was the dining hall steward around the time that Clemson was first starting to grow…

“Hair” was a musical written by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot which premiered off Broadway in 1967, and the next year performed on Broadway. The musical has been called the first rock-musical on Broadway, and was surrounded…

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