Citadel Class of 1971 remembers second African-American graduate, Joseph Shine

Joseph Shine, Citadel Class of 1971

8 – 9:15a.m.; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Same program at two times)
March 23
Summerall Chapel at The Citadel
Free; open to public

A presentation in remembrance of Joseph Shine will take place on March 23 in Summerall Chapel. In 1967, Shine became the second African-American cadet to matriculate to The Citadel (after Charles Foster in 1966) and the only African-American member of the Class of 1971 South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

More than 50 years after his matriculation, The Citadel community will gather to reminisce about Shine and describe the perseverance and class unity it took for him to complete knob year to join the Long Gray Line with them.

Speakers at the event will include two of Shine’s Kilo Company classmates, Jim Lockridge and Tip Hargrove, as well as Larry Furguson, Ph.D., Class of 1973.