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CAROLINA STORIES

The Education of Harvey Gantt

  • Aired: 06/07/2017
  • 26:59
  • Expires: 12/31/1979
  • Rating: NR
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.
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Harvey Gantt was the first African-American student to attend Clemson College in 1963.
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