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Dufford Diversity & Inclusion Week

The Ninth Annual Diversity Series

October 25 – November 1, 2021

Schedule of Events

Click to watch event livestreams on YouTube


Monday, Oct. 25DDIW Symposium

Speaker: Brandarius Jones ’20

Noon | Setzler Field

Speaker: Moses King ’76

2 p.m. | Kohn Lecture Hall

Speaker: Aubrey Guyton ’21

3:30 p.m. | Center for Teacher Education


Tuesday, Oct. 26

Keynote Address: Billy Keyserling & Mike Greenly

2 p.m. | Wiles Chapel

Keyserling, retired Beaufort, South Carolina, mayor and legislator, is co-author of Sharing Common Ground: Promises Unfulfilled but Not Forgotten, which offers a new approach to gaining a shared understanding of our value to each other. His co-author Greenly, a Beaufort native now living in New York, is a former Avon executive, lyricist, writer and speech coach.


Show: Cross That River

11 a.m. & 7 p.m. | Newberry Opera House | $40 FREE

This performance takes audiences on a musical journey about how slaves-turned-cowboys helped settle the American West. This performance has been made free thanks to the support of Newberry Arts For All. Show information.


Wednesday, Oct. 27

Chapel Speaker: Dr. J. Tracy Power

10 a.m. | Wiles Chapel

Power is an author, associate professor of history, and Newberry College archivist. Since his arrival at Newberry in 2014, he has distinguished himself among his peers, having even been named the 2020 Professor of the Year by the Student Government Association, and he has served as a member of the Dufford Diversity & Inclusion Week Committee.


Workshop: “Tearing Down the Wall of Prejudice & Discrimination”

Noon & 2 p.m. | Center for Teacher Education

Sponsored by the Social Justice Club.


Thursday, Oct. 28

Movie: Ruby Bridges

8 p.m. | Kohn Lecture Hall

Based on the true story of six-year-old Ruby Bridges, one of the first Black children to attend integrated school in the Deep South. Sponsored by Call Me MiSTER.


Friday, Oct. 29

Room Dedication for Nancy Lou Anderson Glasgow ’70

Noon | Center for Teacher Education

This event will honor Newberry College’s first African American graduate. Reception to follow in the garden.


Monday, Nov. 1

Performance: “Underrepresented Composers”

7:30 p.m. | Wiles Chapel

This concert will feature the works of historically underrepresented musical composers, including Chickasaw pianist Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and Black violinist Jessie Montgomery.

Newberry College has received a Growth Grant from South Carolina Humanities. Funding for the Growth Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative.

About Dr. Dufford

Dr. William E. Dufford ’49 helped make history in 1969 as the school administrator responsible for integrating the Sumter County school system. He believed integration, rather than simply desegregation, was the only way to bring the district’s two high schools together. As an educator, he has dedicated his life to ensuring access for all to the transformational benefits of a good education. He is a recipient of the South Carolina Governor's Award in the Humanities, of the Order of the Palmetto, and the award-winning author of My Tour Through the Asylum: A Southern Integrationist’s Memoir (University of South Carolina Press, 2017).


You can view the documentary, "The Bill Dufford Story," on YouTube.

"My Tour Through the Asylum"

The University of South Carolina Press is offering 40% off Dr. Dufford's My Tour Through the Asylum: A Southern Integrationist’s Memoir (2017) through Dec. 1, 2021. Simply use the promo code JSHA21.

View and purchase the book on the press site here.

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