University of South Carolina unveils statue of first black professor

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South Carolina's flagship university continued efforts to acknowledge more diversity on its 217-year history Wednesday by unveiling a statue of the school's first African-American professor.

The nine-foot bronze statue of Richard Greener between the University of South Carolina's library and student union is meant to inspire the nearly 34,000 students and 1,500 faculty on campus.   

"In each case, and for varying reasons, both Greener and I were and are proud to serve, though the road to our appointments admittedly took a long time," said Todd Shaw, the school's first black head of its political science department during a ceremony that drew more than 400 to the Russell House student union.

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