Integration at the University of South Carolina | History of SC Slide Collection

Henri Monteith Treadwell (age 17), James Solomon (age 33) and Robert Anderson (age 19), speaking to news media after registering in September 1963 as the first African-American students at the University of South Carolina since Reconstruction. The successful integration of both major public universities in South Carolina without violence was due in part to the joint efforts of many: the South Carolina Christian Action Council, Governors Donald Russell and Ernest F. Hollings, the NAACP, and the presidents of the two universities. Photograph by Vic Tutte.

Courtesy of "The State" newspaper.