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Invisible No More, a comprehensive collection about the impact of African Americans on the University of South Carolina, will launch at a virtual celebration on MLK Day in partnership with the University of South Carolina African American Studies Program and the University of South Carolina Black Alumni Council.
Since its founding in 1801, African Americans have played an integral, if too often overlooked, role in the history of the University of South Carolina. Invisible No More seeks to recover that historical legacy and reveal the many ways that African Americans have shaped the development of the university. The essays in this volume span the full sweep of the university's history, from the era of slavery to Reconstruction, Civil Rights to Black Power and Black Lives Matter. This collection, edited by edited by Claflin University’s Robert Greene II and University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Tyler D. Parry, with a foreword by University of South Carolina’s Valinda W. Littlefield and an afterword by Morehouse School of Medicine and one of the first students to desegregate the UofSC in 1963 Henrie Monteith Treadwell, represents the most comprehensive examination of the long history and complex relationship between African Americans and the university.
The January 17 launch event — a virtual talk and roundtable with editors Greene and Parry — will take place virtually via Zoom at 4pm. Julian Williams, UofSC vice-president for diversity, will provide the welcome, and Randy Grimes, chair of the UofSC Black Alumni Council, will offer opening remarks. The roundtables will be moderated by current students Kayla King and Hannah White, both minors in AFAM Studies.
Register for the virtual event at bit.ly/3q2X73r
Read more about the book and authors at bit.ly/3K4mPxE
Learn more about the book and buy online at bit.ly/3neF62C
This event is part of a year-long celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the AFAM Studies Program at UofSC.
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