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Original name of Tillman Hall was the Main Building...

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:02 PM
 

Only got named Tillman Hall because his son was on the board of trustees and pushed for it because even way back in the 40's Clemson was trying to distance itself from Tillman's legacy. If you look at Clemson's history, Clemson has been very proactive in distancing itself from the ugly aspects of the old South and Jim Crow era south. The country gentleman mascot, which looked like a plantation owner, was done away with in the 40's. And Clemson had a smooth transition to integration, unlike a lot of colleges in the South. Also Clemson integrated before SCU.

Just saying

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^^^ In favor of changing Tillman Hall ^^^


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:07 PM
 

Cause Political Correctness,

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and where do you get this info from?

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:08 PM
 

I seriously doubt back in the 40's they were trying to distance themselves from anyone back in that time.

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xtiger explain why they ended the country gentleman mascot then?***


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:20 PM
 



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Just to be accurate, The Country Gentleman was still with us


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 6:57 PM
 

into the 1970s.

That's a fact.

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Re: xtiger explain why they ended the country gentleman mascot then?***


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 7:08 PM
 

They ended it in the 40s? Does it hurt to have this much bull #### spewing from you?

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Re: Original name of Tillman Hall was the Main Building...

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:09 PM
 

Are you saying to name it Jim Crow Hall? I don't see how that would help.


I was thinking Spencer Region Hall, would be more suitable***


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 6:37 PM
 



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Harvey Gantt Hall? Man was a fantastic

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Posted: Jan 15, 2015 8:33 AM
 

representative of Clemson.


Can't believe that one can be so careless about tradition

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:10 PM
 

to rename the Main Building like that.


Mr. Main was pretty influential

[3]
Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:13 PM
 

he had buildings, streets, and water pipes named after him.

Of course on the not so purty side, they did name the line of shooting heroine after him.


He refused to buy his junk from a black man once.


Posted: Jan 15, 2015 7:36 AM
 

That's what I call racism cause you know where the good junk is found.

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I thought the Main was keepin us down? This is rassist.***

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:10 PM
 




We had the country gentleman...........

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:21 PM
 

when I was at CU in 1968.


Re: We had the country gentleman...........***

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:23 PM
 






Re: We had the country gentleman...........***


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:38 PM
 

NOBODY agrees with Ben Tillman's racial views today. NOBODY! Tillman hall was given that name, because without him there would be no Clemson. He fought for the forming of Clemson College against determined opposition from those in the legislature strongly opposed it. They knew it would be in direct competition with USC for students and funding.


Re: We had the country gentleman.....and up till mid 70's.

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:03 PM
 

the poster is full of it

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^^^ this. a lot of this...


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:29 PM
 

over and over and over again...

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You're correct. He roamed the sidelines my four years


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:25 PM
 

from 1965-1969.

Three of those four years I was on the Cheerleading Squad with him and was glad I didn't have to wear the outfit...all wool and heavy!

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nothing says plantation owner like a top hat, purple tales

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:45 PM
 

and a cane

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No doubt. The envy of every planter was some purple digs.***


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:00 PM
 



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Very, Very Excited. Very, Very Proud.


Re: nothing says plantation owner like a top hat, purple tales


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:03 PM
 

Willy Wonka was a plantation owner and owned slaves?


I'll be damned.

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Well heck yeah! You don't think he was paying those


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:08 PM
 

Oompa-Loompas do you?

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Very, Very Excited. Very, Very Proud.


uhm, did you miss the entire oompa-loompa scene?


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:20 PM
 

nm


In 1830, 3775 free blacks owned over 12000 slaves.


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 6:53 PM
 

None of them dressed like this or were white.


top hat wasn't always the tall top hat***


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 5:42 PM
 





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From former Prez Barker on the country gentleman...


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 5:50 PM
 

who attended Clemson back in the 60's.

"As Clemson’s population became more diverse, we became more aware of existing symbols that represented our university at sports and other public events. These symbols included the playing of “Tiger Rag” and “Dixie,” as well as the Tiger and Country Gentleman mascots, and the Confederate flag. Clemson officials listened carefully to our new, more diverse student body. It was clear that some of these symbols were stronger than others in representing the kind of place Clemson wanted to be and the kind of future Clemson envisioned for itself.
Again, President Edwards and the Clemson Board of Trustees led Clemson University into a bright future, maintaining aspects of its traditions — including “Tiger Rag” and the Tiger mascot — and letting the other symbols — the Country Gentleman mascot, the Confederate flag and “Dixie” — be a part of Clemson’s past. Of course, the Tiger Paw and the University Seal were added later to symbolize the Clemson we know today. Now, it is difficult to imagine Clemson University without the Tiger mascot, the Tiger Paw, the University Alma Mater and “Tiger Rag.”

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Mistaken on the country gentleman time period...


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:25 PM
 

Misremembered it from a post on the pregame pic blog with something else that ended in the 40's

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Re: Mistaken on the country gentleman time period...

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:53 PM
 

Its okay we are used to you being wrong.

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Re: Mistaken on the country gentleman time period...

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 5:18 PM
 

Misremembered = "I made it up"


get over it, I made a factual error and admitted it***


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 5:37 PM
 



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Re: Mistaken on the country gentleman time period...

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 6:23 PM
 

He makes up a lot of stuff on here to push his race agenda.

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Misremembered. Is that you, Roger Clemens?

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 5:32 PM
 

nm.

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Re: Original name of Tillman Hall was the Main Building...


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:54 PM
 

I was waiting on Tnets resident race baiter and race card wielder to chime in.

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Please tell me that I'm not going to have to change

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 7:20 PM
 

my Tigernet handle.

I am from Calhoun County and try to always be a gentleman.

Am I now scarred for life on Tigernet?

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no dude***


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 7:24 PM
 



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After they finish changing a bunch of names...


Posted: Jan 15, 2015 7:40 AM
 

you'll be assigned for a hit.

Do us all a favor and request a good non racial handle like Mohammed Jesse Al Alisharpson and get it over with.

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Just call it Clemson Clocktower Hall,


Posted: Jan 15, 2015 7:25 AM
 

but wait, that would offend those digital watch people.

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And hundreds of Main Streets all over America are now named


Posted: Jan 15, 2015 7:43 AM
 

Martin Luther King Drive..........so what?

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