Skip to main content

Forum looks at Wade Hampton, Confederate icons

Furman Chief Diversity Officer Michael Jennings

“Should a modern and well-respected Greenville high school continue to bear the name of a man who was a slaveholder, Confederate lieutenant general and, according to some, a blatant racist?” asks Paul Hyde of The Greenville News. The news organization is hosting a forum, “What’s In a Name?” to discuss that question regarding Wade Hampton High School and other issues surrounding Confederate icons, names and symbols.

The forum will be moderated by Michael E. Jennings, Furman University Chief Diversity Officer. The discussion is free and open to the public and happens Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Place, at 6 p.m. Seating is limited for the event.

Said Angela Tuck, senior engagement editor for the News, “The larger, national debate on statues, Confederate flags, etc., has prompted us to talk more about race relations in America. These are healthy discussions to have, especially in light of what recently took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.”


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Last updated .

Roe v Wade ruling by Supreme Court affects more than abortion rights

Furman faculty weigh in with expert perspective on health care, history, social justice, education and other aspects of the June 24 decision.

South Housing residence hall project delayed due to market factors

Supply, cost and staffing issues have delayed the start of construction until Spring 2023.

Bright futures, big city: Dins take on NYC for Career Treks

The Malone Center for Career Engagement organized the treks, which gave students the chance to explore the fields of finance and communications.

family of four in formal wear, Clemens family

Father-Son Duo Donates $1 Million to Angel Analyst Fellowship

The eight-week fellowship will give eight to 10 students a deep dive into new venture investment.