Emeritus College

Felder, Frankie O.

Professor Emerita and Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School, Dr. Felder retired in 2017 after many years of service to Clemson.

Frankie had begun her reconnection with the University since retirement and returning to the area after living nearly two years in Hout Bay, South Africa. This year (2021)she is pleased to announce that she has completed and self-published her book, OURstory Unchained and Liberated from HIStory, a narrative of her ancestors in the context of the history of the times in which they lived, primarily in Mississippi and Louisiana, prior to and during the Civil War, during Reconstruction, and into the Jim Crow era. Dr. Felder has also joined the Development Board of the Graduate School and will begin a three-year term on the Advisory Board of the Emeritus College.

Exhibition Details:  Not an “invited lecture” but “book talks” on her book, OURstory Unchained and Liberated from HIStory. It is resonating with those who have read it. She will speak to a small group in Milwaukee, WI this upcoming week, and have been asked to present in Atlanta and in Spartanburg, and will formally launch the book in Greenville at the Upcountry History Museum, September 26, 2021. Once the books are received in South Africa, Dr. Felder will do a Zoom presentation with the book club that she was a member of while living there, and will present to the Emeritus College via a hybrid session on October 26, 2021. Her ancestors included slaves, a US Colored Troop soldier, Confederate soldiers, and slaveholders.