Book Talk to explore the African American experience at Clemson, USC

Learn about the Black experience at South Carolina’s two largest public universities at a special Black History Month Book Talk Friday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. at the R.M. Cooper Library. 

Hosted by Clemson Libraries and the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center, the talk will feature Dr. Rhondda Robinson Thomas, author of Call My Name, Clemson: Documenting the Black Experience in an American University Community, and Dr. Tyler D. Parry and Dr. Robert Greene III, editors of Invisible No More: The African American Experience at the University of South Carolina 

 Both books explore the complex histories of the role of people of African descent at Clemson and the University of South Carolina, from the lives of enslaved people who lived and worked on the land that became the two schools’ campuses, to the desegregation of both schools in 1963, and beyond.  

 The talk will take place in the Learning Commons West on the fourth floor of the R.M. Cooper Library. Admission is free and open to students, faculty and staff, but registration is required. To learn more or to register, visit