Chief Diversity Office

Schedule of Events

50th Year Anniversary

August 20, 2012

2012 Freshman Summer Reading Program
Presentation on Wading Home: A Novel of New Orleans
Speaker: Rosalyn Story, author
Littlejohn Coliseum, 1 p.m.
Small group discussions follow.
(Clemson freshmen only)

August 21, 2012

Victor Hurst Academic Convocation
Speaker: Harvey B. Gantt ’65, FAIA, partner
Gantt Huberman Architects
Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, 9 a.m.

October 11, 2012

50th Anniversary Lecture Series
“The Idea of Race”
Speaker: Michael Blakey, Ph.D.
College of William and Mary
Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
A reception follows.

October 25, 2012

50th Anniversary Lecture Series
“An Eyewitness Account of Harvey Gantt’s Enrollment at Clemson”
Speaker: Cecil Williams, civil rights movement photojournalist and author/publisher
Brackett Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.
A reception follows.

November 7, 2012

50th Anniversary Lecture Series
“The Significance of the Civil Rights Movement Yesterday and Today”
Speaker: Joyce Baugh ’81, Ph.D.
Central Michigan University
Hendrix Student Center, Ballroom A, 7 p.m.
A reception follows.
Sponsored by the Clemson Alumni Association

November 8, 2012

Panel Discussion: Through the Decades — The Student Experience at Clemson Since Integration
Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium, 7 p.m.
A reception follows.
Sponsored by the Clemson Alumni Association
For those who are unable to attend the program, watch it via live stream at Special thanks go out to CTV for making this possible.

January 23, 2013

One-man Show: “One Voice”
Take a journey through the African-American experience.
Performer: Jeremiah Dew
Gamemaster Entertainment
Tillman Auditorium, 7 p.m.
A reception follows.

January 26, 2013

50th Anniversary Commemoration
Reception; 5 p.m.
Art Exhibit and Book Signing
Location: Clemson University’s Conference Center and Inn

50th Anniversary Commemoration
Banquet; 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Professor Charles Ogletree
Location: Clemson University’s Conference Center and Inn

Tickets to attend this event are $75 per person. ($10 per ticket will be donated to the Diversity Excellence Fund). You may register online at or by returning the RSVP previously provided. Attire is semi-formal.

Hotel Arrangements can be made at the:
201 Canoy Lane
Clemson, SC 29631
To receive your hotel group rate of $102.00, please mention Clemson’s 50th Commemoration of Integration.

Cooper Library Exhibits

Cooper Library lobby

  • August 22–October 3, 2012
    Background: 1962. Take a look at what was happening in Clemson, South Carolina, the
    U.S. and the world in 1962.
  • October 8–November 16, 2012
    Photojournalist Cecil Williams’ Civil Rights Photographs. See Orangeburg, S.C., native
    Cecil Williams’ award-winning photographs.
  • November 21, 2012–March 17, 2013
    Harvey Gantt’s Journey to Clemson
  • March 25–June 25, 2013
    Federal Legislation/Local Impact. See changes at Clemson from 1963 to the present reflecting changes in federal laws.

Special Collections Exhibits

Exhibit area, Strom Thurmond Institute

  • August 22, 2012–January 21, 2013
    Clemson Transformed: 1963-2013. Look at the increasing diversity of the Clemson campus through the years.
  • January 28–June 25, 2013
    The Letter and the Spirit: Integration of South Carolina’s Cooperative Extension Service. Examine changes in the Cooperative Extension Service after federal laws ordered the program to integrate.