Invisible No More details the long and complex history of people of African descent at South Carolina's flagship university. Essays by twelve scholars explore a broad range of topics, from an examination of the lives of the enslaved men and women who lived and worked on the campus, to the first desegregation during the Reconstruction era, and continuing through the famous 1963 desegregation of the school and its long aftermath. This is the first single volume to examine the presence of Black people at a state university during the eras of slavery, Reconstruction, Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black Lives Matter.
A foreword is provided by Valinda W. Littlefield, associate professor of history and African American studies at the University of South Carolina. Henrie Monteith Treadwell, research professor of community health and preventative medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine and one of the first three African American students to attend the university in the twentieth century, provides an afterword.
Robert Greene II is assistant professor of history at Claflin University.
Tyler D. Parry is assistant professor of African American and African diaspora studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.