South Carolina fought the desegregation of its schools longer than any other state, even after the passage of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. But a determined effort to enforce Brown, spearheaded by the NAACP, prevailed, and in January 1963 the Fourth Circuit Court ordered Clemson College to admit Harvey Gantt, a young African-American man from Charleston. This documentary brings the story of this seminal episode in civil rights history to the public television audience.
The program is narrated by Tony Award-winning actress and singer Phylicia Rashad and features historic civil rights photographs by Cecil Williams.
Catalog number: 435-000