Desegregation at the College of Charleston

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About the Exhibit

Since emancipation, Black residents of the Lowcountry have fought to obtain full access to educational opportunities. This exhibit shares the history of local Black organizers' and national organizations' legal battle to successfully gain access to the College of Charleston in the mid-twentieth century, both as students and faculty. It also illuminates African Americans' presence on the College of Charleston's campus from its founding to the present. Published July 2023


Dr. Mari N. Crabtree, Professor of African American Studies, College of Charleston; Erica Veal of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture; Office of Institutional Diversity