Board of Trustees approves Joseph Vaughn Day and Statue

On May 18, 2019, The Furman University Board of Trustees approved the recommendation made by the board’s Special Committee on Slavery and Justice to have an annual Joseph Vaughn commemorative day and celebration.

The university also will erect a statue of Vaughn in a prominent, comprehensive place of celebration and reflection on campus that will help tell the story of his important contributions to Furman’s history.