USC unveils statue to professor | Features


COLUMBIA — Richard T. Greener, the University of South Carolina’s first African-American professor, returned to campus on Feb. 21 in the form of a 9-foot-tall statue officially unveiled near the Thomas Cooper Library. Greener is the first individual to be memorialized with a statue on the university’s central campus.

The unveiling was preceded by remarks by 6th District Congressman James Clyburn, USC President Harris Pastides and others who paid tribute to Greener’s legacy as a pioneer in higher education and beyond.

“I’m proud we’re unveiling a statue to honor the life and legacy of Richard T. Greener. With these types of events, we affirm our shared values and beliefs, building…

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