Paladin Profiles Ep. 5: Lillian Brock Flemming
This is "Paladin Profiles” The Paladin newspaper's biweekly spotlight on Furman community members making an impact on diversity and inclusion. Every other Friday, subscribers on our mail-list like you can expect to receive a video interview that highlights the important work Paladins past and present are doing to improve diversity and inclusion on campus and beyond.
This alumnae profile is on Lillian Brock Flemming ’71, ’75 (M), ’14 (H). Flemming was one of the first three African-American women to attend Furman. She received a Master’s in Mathematics Education at Furman in 1975 and an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Furman in 2014.After graduating, Flemming worked as a math teacher at Southside High School for 23 years. Flemming was elected as the first African-American woman to serve on Greenville City Council in 1981. In this interview, Flemming discusses her experiences at Furman, her teaching philosophy, and her journey in Greenville City Council.