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In Greenville County, past racist deeds abet gentrification, displacement

An article in The Post and Courier (Greenville) follows up on a mapping project carried out by Furman University researchers.

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How century-old racist deed covenants echo in present-day Greenville

Furman University alumnus Sam Hayes '20, who majored in history and politics and international affairs, and Ken Kolb, professor and chair of the sociology department at Furman, pored over hundreds of thousands of Greenville County...

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Spartanburg’s Northside Initiative honored by Furman’s Riley Institute

Spartanburg’s Northside Initiative received the inaugural OneSouthCarolina Partners in Progress Award from Furman University’s Riley Institute. The award, which was presented by former South Carolina governor and U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley, recognizes achievements...

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The green team

TOWN Magazine highlights the efforts of three individuals who are making strides in keeping Greenville sustainable especially in the face of unprecedented growth. Among them is Furman University's Laura Bain '02, associate director of sustainability...

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Greenville churches, faith groups address affordable housing gap

Greenville area faith communities are doing their part to shore up a dearth in affordable housing in the Upstate by selling off and/or developing their unused property for single-family homes. A report by Angelia Davis...

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We need to build our way out of this mess

[caption id="attachment_51495" align="alignright" width="200"] Eli Dourado '02[/caption] In the wake of the passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill by the U.S. Congress, Eli Dourado, a 2002 Furman University alumnus, pens an opinion piece in...

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Lillian Brock Flemming celebrates 40 years on Greenville City Council

One of the first Black women to enroll at Furman University, Lillian Brock Flemming '71, M'75, H'14 has enjoyed a front-row seat for witnessing decades of change in Greenville, South Carolina. Now celebrating 40 years...

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West Greenville is no longer a majority Black neighborhood

Ken Kolb, Furman University associate professor of sociology and chair of the department, studies housing trends in the university's hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. At a City Council meeting where he cited data from the...

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