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Unveiling of Joseph Vaughn statue captures media attention

family members and others with statue of Joseph Vaughn '68
A bronze statue honoring the legacy of Joseph A. Vaughn, the first Black student to enroll at Furman, was unveiled April 16, 2021.

The April 16 unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of Joseph Vaughn on the campus of Furman University sparked a flurry of media coverage across the Upstate. Graduating cum laude in the class of 1968, Vaughn was an English and French major who participated in ROTC and was the first Black student to enroll at the university in 1965. Here’s a roundup of some of the news items:

The Post & Courier (Greenville edition)

The Associated Press

Independent Mail and The Greenville News

WSPA 7News

WYFF News4




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