Published: Nov 30 2021
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 268
Illustrations: 13 b&w halftones
PAPERBACK: 978-1-64336-254-0
HARDCOVER: 978-1-64336-253-3
EBOOK: 978-1-64336-255-7

Southern History
African American Studies
South Carolina History & Culture
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Invisible No More

The African American Experience at the University of South Carolina

edited by Robert Greene II and Tyler D. Parry





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.

"This groundbreaking and insightful volume is filled with rich and dynamic stories of how Black people shaped the University of South Carolina from its founding to the present. It masterfully illuminates the interconnection of race and education in the American South."—Keisha N. Blain, co-editor of #1 NYT bestseller 400 Souls

"This thoughtful collection of essays tells an important story. Invisible No More is a significant contribution to the history of the University of South Carolina."—Walter Edgar, author of South Carolina: A History

"Invisible No More powerfully centers Black lives in shaping the University of South Carolina before 1865, to a brief Reconstruction-era integration, through the age of segregation, and into the twenty-first century. This essential volume represents an exciting contribution to a growing field rethinking how we understand universities in American society."—Kirt von Daacke, University of Virginia

"Moving chronologically from slavery to present day, Invisible No More provides an overview of African American experiences at the University of South Carolina. This thought-provoking work is a must-read for higher education professionals, in the U.S. and abroad, who are grappling with their complex histories and who wish to tell these stories."—Jody Lynn Allen, William & Mary

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