The College of Arts and Sciences enriches the educational experience of students throughout the University of South Carolina through the documents that shaped American Heritage. Seven courses have been redesigned to meet the undergraduate requirement for courses on America’s founding documents and works about African Americans’ struggles for freedom. See those courses here.
Looking for a Founding Documents Course?
All USC undergraduate students entering in Fall 2021 or later must pass a three-credit
course (or its equivalent) covering the founding documents and works that are foundational
to the African American struggle for freedom.
Carolina Core Courses That Meet the Founding Documents Requirements .
Read the Founding Documents with USC Students
Select Freedom Struggle Primary Documents
- Martin Luther King Jr.: Letter From a Birmingham Jail (1963)
- Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
- Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
- Phillis Wheatley: Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773)
The REACH Act
The Reinforcing College Education on America's Constitutional Heritage Act became law in South Carolina on April 28, 2021.