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USC unveils statue of first African American professor

USC unveils statue
Updated: Feb. 22, 2018 at 6:06 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The University of South Carolina unveiled a statue that memorializes Richard T. Greener, the university's first African American professor.

The 9-foot-tall statue was officially unveiled near the Thomas Cooper Library on Wednesday.

Greener is the first individual to be memorialized with a statue on the university's central campus.

The unveiling was preceded by remarks from U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, USC President Harris Pastides and others who paid tribute to Greener's legacy as a pioneer in higher education and beyond.
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