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Wofford and the Willie Earle trial

Written By: Phillip Stone - Mar• 30•18

Last spring, Wofford held a conference to commemorate and study the 70th anniversary of what is commonly called South Carolina’s last lynching, the murder of Willie Earle.

As part of the event, I was given a copy of this newspaper clipping, which is a photo of a group of Wofford students marching in downtown Spartanburg in protest of the outcome of the trial (which was held in Greenville).  As I was cleaning up around my desk this week, I found it and realized I’d never shared it here.

Wofford students protesting

Wofford students march to protest the outcome of the Willie Earle trial

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