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, making him the first African-American student to attend a formerly all-white school in South Carolina.
The program is narrated by Tony Award-winning actress and singer PhyliciaRashād and features historic civil rights photographs by Cecil Williams.
Pages of History: The First 200 Years of The Post and Courier
The Post and Courier was founded in 1803. Throughout its long history, this family-owned newspaper has served Charleston and the low country, publishing news of war, fire, earthquake, and hurricane, and taking important stands on critical issues.
Reflections of Columbia
Take a historical journey from the founding of Columbia, South Carolina, through the Civil War, the Depression, World War II, civil rights, up to the present.