Back in 1963: January
Posted on January 1, 2013
Thanks to Katherine Borgerding in an article for AARP for reminding us of the 50th anniversary events to be noted this year. We will bring you a new 50th anniversary milestone each month. Happy New Year!
January 28: Harvey Gantt, the first African American admitted to Clemson University, begins classes at the South Carolina school. Gantt went on to graduate with honors, and then earned a master's degree in city planning from MIT. In 1983, he was elected mayor of Charlotte, NC - the first African American to hold the office.