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Riggs Hall was built in 1928 and named after Walter Meritt Riggs who was a professor of engineering and President of Clemson University from 1910 to 1924 when he died. It has served as a home for the Department of Electrical and Computer…

On October 27th, 1969 at 10 A.M., Student League for Black Identity (SLBI) President Joseph Grant released to the news media the same letter which he had directed to President Robert C. Edwards regarding the campus walk-out. According to SLBI…

Rock-and-Roll was the international language of youth rebellion during the 1960s and 1970s. It united the youth of the counterculture like politics could not. Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum hosted a number of rock-and-roll bands, including the Allman…

In 2002, the citizens of Clemson, South Carolina expressed the need to have a historical site dedicated to the accomplishments of local African-Americans. Their call was answered when the City of Clemson est. CAAAM. The Clemson Area African-American…

Nick’s Tavern and Deli opened February 26th, 1976 and was established by Nick Vatakis and Milton Antonakos. Before there was Nicks, there was a bar on the site called the Golden Nugget that opened in 1972. The owner of the Golden Nugget was making no…

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…

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