Richard Greener and American Intellectual History

Yesterday the University of South Carolina unveiled a statue to Richard T. Greener. The first African American professor in the university’s history, Greener’s story is an extraordinary one of continued triumph and struggle in the face of nineteenth century racism. Tim Lacy has already written about Greener, using Greener’s life to think about how we collect sources on previously barely known stories from history. Here, I’d like to think about how Greener’s life allows us to think about different elements of intellectual history. Read more

Happening on Twitter #usih