Gantt documentary to be broadcast nationwide
A documentary chronicling the journey of the South Carolinian who became Clemson University’s first African-American student will be broadcast nationwide in February, Black History Month. South Carolina ETV, an affiliate of the National Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), will broadcast “The Education of Harvey Gantt” beginning Tuesday, February 4 on stations covering 72% of U-S television markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The production documents Gantt’s successful efforts to de-segregate Clemson, with the help of the NAACP and attorney Matthew Perry. Gantt enrolled at Clemson as the first African-American student in January 1963. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Phylicia Rashad narrates the documentary, which features historic photos by Cecil Williams.