In 1967, the College of Charleston determined it would admit its first Black students. This timeline compares the desegregation of the College of Charleston's undergraduate student population with that of other southern colleges and universities. It reveals that College of Charleston was behind the desegregation curve in comparison to its peers in higher education institutions.
It is noteworthy that southern graduate and law schools desegregated earlier because legal battles fought and won in the 1930s and 1940s required them to do so. This timeline specifically looks at southern undergraduate school desegregation.