Clemson University’s Board of Trustees denounced one of the South Carolina school’s founders, Benjamin Tillman, in a resolution passed on Friday.
Clemson was pressured to stop honoring Tillman in the aftermath of the June shooting of nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The resolution passed unanimously.
One of the buildings at the university is named for Tillman, who was also a founding trustee of the university. He also served as both a South Carolina governor and U.S. Senator.
One more attack on Southern history, and one more attack on Southern people.