Clemson University historian Paul Anderson has a passion for history. When he’s in front of a class his enthusiasm is infectious — with energetic gestures, teasing students about the towns they grew up in or the college they attended, and a liberal sprinkling of self-effacing humor and corny jokes. It’s a style that served him […]
CLEMSON – Archaeology students and faculty have returned to Fort Hill this summer to carefully brush away layers of dirt in hopes of revealing some of the long-buried stories of Clemson’s complicated past. Students have been meticulously digging into the lush green lawn between the “Shoebox” dorms and the historic Fort Hill property—which was home […]
CLEMSON – Rhondda Robinson Thomas has been named the new Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University. Thomas is an associate professor in the Department of English who specializes in early African-American and American Literature. A sixth-generation South Carolinian, she has served on the Clemson faculty for a decade. “Dr. Thomas is superbly qualified […]
A desire to know more: This Tiger and sixth-generation South Carolinian conducted research that changed the narrative about Clemson University’s history. Title: Associate professor of English Years at Clemson: 10.5 years What I do at Clemson: I conduct research and teach courses for English majors and the general education program in early African-American and American […]
The first Clemson History in Plain Sight event will be held on Bowman Field from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. The event will feature a talk by Class of 1995 alumnus Eric Young, a descendant of Thomas Fruster and Frances “Fannie” Benson-Fruster, who were both slaves and workers of school founder Thomas Green Clemson.