RICHARD T. GREENER
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
EDUCATION is the theme of this sculpture.
The fIrst African American to graduate from Harvard and the first African-American professor at the University of South Carolina, serving during the Reconstruction Era, from 1873 through 1877.
He was credited with saving the university's library from a major fire. Hence I show him holding a large book He went on to serve in President Grant's administration.