A shock discovery on the campus of Clemson University has led school officials to make a stunning announcement. According to the University, more than 200 gravesites of those believed to be former slaves of John C. Calhoun (history lesson: he was once a VP in America.)
Clemson University founder Thomas Clemson inherited the site from his wife, the daughter of slaveowner and former vice president John C. Calhoun. (Getty Images/DenisTangneyJr.)
The school now says that after concerns were raised by students, uh, the stunning discovery was made after historians were hired to dig into the concerns. Now that the concerns have been validated, school officials intend to have historians dig into the lives of those found.
It is widely believed that there may be more graves on the campus itself but it remains unclear exactly how many.