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The Citadel Archives

The Citadel Archives is the repository for historic material pertaining to The Citadel as an institution.

Charles Foster & The Black Experience

Charles D. Foster integrated the Corps of Cadets in the fall of 1966 as a member of Golf Company. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1970 and entered the Army as a Second Lieutenant. After serving in the Army, Foster moved to Dallas, Texas, where he died in a tragic fire in 1986. The Citadel Archives, in collaboration with multiple departments on campus, alumni, and the family of Charles Foster, is working to collect and share stories, memories, reflections, and images related to Foster and his experience integrating The Citadel's Corps of Cadets.

Sketch of Charles Foster by Reynier Llanes