Carolina Stories

The Education of Harvey Gantt

Passport Special | 26m 59s

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.

Aired: 06/07/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.