Fall 2023 Courses
Christian K. Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor of Higher Education & Ph.D. Program Coordinator
Department of Educational Leadership and Policies
University of South Carolina
310 Wardlaw College Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-6702 (office)
(803) 777-3090 (fax)
Greener's USC: A Tour of the Reconstruction Era Campus
In the fall of 1873 the University of South Carolina was desegregated — the first Black student, Henry Hayne, enrolled in October and the first Black professor, Richard T. Greener, arrived on campus in November. A year later the Normal School for training teachers, mostly Black women, opened in Rutledge College. By the 1875 the majority of students were African American. This ended in 1877 when the state shuttered the University and it wouldn’t reopen until 1880 and wouldn’t admit Black students again until 1963.
What was life like at the University of South Carolina during this period of Reconstruction? Come on a tour of the Reconstruction-era University to find out. The tour will be led by Christian Anderson, Professor of Higher Education, and Elizabeth West, University Archivist. All are welcome. You can register for a tour here.