University of South Carolina adds context to its history

US NEWS, 21 FEB. 2018:

As some Southern universities grapple with uncomfortable truths about their histories, struggling with calls to rename or remove memorials and monuments to figures related to slavery and the Confederacy, the University of South Carolina is taking a different approach.

On Wednesday, the school unveils its tribute to Richard T. Greener, its first black professor and among the first black graduates of its law school. University officials say the bronze likeness of Greener is more than just the first-ever statue on the system’s flagship campus in Columbia.

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