Churches: The heartbeat of African-American communities
Black churches rose among the horrors of slavery to allow African Americans a safe place of spiritual equality and self expression. Today, churches in Greenville continue to be the nucleus of black communities.
Furman expands minority scholarship as part of report’s recommendations
Furman University announced Monday it will increase its Joseph A. Vaughn Scholarship for African American students from less than $200,000 a year to $1 million in total awards annually. Joseph A. Vaughn was the first black student to attend the university in 1965.