Civil Rights Activists

(1943- ) Harvey Gantt was the first African American student to attend Clemson University when he began classes February 1, 1963.

(1911-1985) Reverend Isaiah DeQuincey Newman was a minister and civil rights leader who became the first African American since 1887 to serve in the state Senate.

(1941- ) Born in Greenville, SC, Reverend Jesse Jackson is a politician and civil rights activist.