Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922)
University of South Carolina
Professor of philosophy, scholar, librarian, and law graduate of the Reconstruction-era University of South Carolina. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Boston, Greener attended preparatory school at Oberlin College and Phillips Academy, Andover. He was the first African American to graduate Harvard College and the first African American faculty member at the University of South Carolina, from 1873-1877. He later served as the Dean of the Howard University Law School, as the Secretary of the Grant Monument Association, and as a US consular officer to Vladivostok, Russia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Education.
Location. 33° 59.74′ N, 81° 1.676′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Greene Street and Sumpter Street, on the right when traveling east. Located in front of the Thomas Cooper Library, within the University of South Carolina. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1322 Greene Street, Columbia SC 29208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Site of Parade Ground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clariosophic Literary Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pinckney College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Legare College (approx. 0.2 miles away); President's House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lieber College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mexican Border and World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Slave Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . .
1. Richard T. Greener Statue. The Green Book of South Carolina (Submitted on March 14, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. Richard T. Greener Memorial. University of South Carolina (Submitted on March 15, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.