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 clemsontv.net/live-stream. 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 http://cualumni.clemson.edu/diversity or by returning the RSVP previously provided. Attire is semi-formal.

Hotel Arrangements can be made at the:
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
201 Canoy Lane
Clemson, SC 29631
864-654-8833
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.