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Local news covers unveiling of Land Acknowledgement plaque

Ahna DeCosty ’25 speaks at the unveiling of the Cherokee Land Acknowledgment plaque.

Last updated November 5, 2023

By Tina Underwood

A crowd of about 100 gathered near the shore of Furman Lake on Nov. 3 to witness the unveiling of a plaque acknowledging the land on which Furman University stands traditionally belonged to the Cherokee people. Two news outlets, including WYFF News 4 and FOX Carolina, covered the event, which was detailed in a Furman News story. Several students, alumni, staff, faculty members and other guests were part of the ceremony. Many came representing Indigenous tribes. University officials said the plaque is a permanent public display of the school’s ongoing commitment to truth.

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