Call My Name, Clemson: Make Us Visible
Between 1890 and 1915, a predominately African American state convict crew built Clemson University on John C. Calhoun’s Fort Hill Plantation in upstate South Carolina. Calhoun’s plantation house still sits in the middle of campus. From the establishment of the plantation in 1825 through the integration of Clemson in 1963, African Americans have played a pivotal role in sustaining the land and the university. Yet their stories and contributions are largely omitted from Clemson’s public history.
Thomas, Rhondda Robinson, "Call My Name, Clemson: Make Us Visible" (2020). Creativity Professorship Series. 1.