Monday, January 28, 1963: Integration at Clemson

From The Associated Press (link to full story below):

   Negro Harvey Gantt, neat and evidently calm, broke South Carolina's historic racial bars in public education today by enrolling in Clemson College as a transfer student from Iowa State University.
   Uniformed highway patrolmen imposed strict security, checking every car entering the campus, as the 20-year-old Charleston, S.C., native went through the usual entrance routine -- having his picture taken, paying dues, etc.
   ... It was precisely 1:45 a.m. when Gantt signed his registration card, officially becoming the first Negro student integration in the South Carolina public school system at any level. South Carolina was the last state to resist school integration at any level.

* "Negro Student Enrolled at Clemson" (The Sumpter Daily Item, January 28, 1963): @
* "Clemson Ends Segregation Peacefully" (The Tiger News, Clemson newspaper, Feb. 1, 1963): @
* Summary (from Clemson's Office of Institutional Research): @
* "Integration with Dignity" (Clemson University Digital Press): @
* "Harvey Gantt and the Desegregation of Clemson University" (Dr. H. Lewis Suggs, Clemson): @
* Excerpt from "The High Seminary" (Jerome V. Reel, 2011): @
* Gantt interview (from Oral Histories of the American South, University of North Carolina, 1986): @
* "Harvey Gantt through the years" (photo gallery, The State newspaper): @
* Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: @ 
* Blog post on University of Georgia integration (January 11, 1961): @
* Blog post on University of Mississippi integration (October 1, 1962): @

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