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Black scholar's diploma, SC law license recall early push for racial equality after Civil War
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:02 AM EDT
Two rare documents from a fleeting time after the Civil War when the University of South Carolina first admitted African-American students and faculty are going on display.
The exhibition explores contributions blacks made in the university's history before segregation. It coincides with the university's year-long remembrance of events leading up to 1963, when the school again admitted black students in the Civil Rights era.
Authorities say both documents were saved from a Chicago home awaiting demolition in 2009. It's not known how they got there.