In Honor of the first African-American undergraduate student to desegregate Furman University
Wednesday, January 29th
12:15 PM – Gathering of the Community-James B. Duke Library steps | Performance by the Furman University Gospel Ensemble
12:20 PM – Walk for Vaughn to Daniel Chapel Sanctuary
12:30 PM – Commemorative Program- Daniel Chapel Sanctuary
January 29th, 1965 marks the precise day that Joseph Vaughn enrolled at Furman to desegregate our campus. Vaughn graduated cum laude in 1968 as an English major and taught English in Columbia, SC, and in the Greenville County School District for 13 years. He died in 1991 at the age of 45 and was an important civil rights advocate in our community. Join us, as we show up and pledge ourselves, like Vaughn, to create a radically inclusive Furman.