Bringing Other Clemsons To Light

Beginning in 2014 , Clemson University instituted a yearlong series of events, lectures, performance and exhibitions called “Race and the University: A Campus Conversation.” The Clemson Brick-making Event was part of this conversation. The event was a tribute to the predominately African American convict crew that made the bricks for the original campus buildings. The clay for the bricks came from areas around Clemson’s grounds, thus providing a hands-on approach to connecting students to Clemson’s land and history.