Civil Rights in Columbia

April 18, 2014 12:00 AM

Clemson University's convict connection

Between 1899 and 1908, convicts - mostly African Americans, made a million bricks to build Tillman Hall. They built Hardin Hall, the oldest classroom building, and Trustee House, home to the first chemistry professor. They cleared the land and built dikes. The oldest was 67, the youngest 12.

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