William D. Workman collection  1957
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Biography

William D. Workman, the son of Major William Workman and his wife Vivian, was born on August 10, 1914, and lived in Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated from The Citadel in 1935 and in 1957 was working as a correspondent for several newspapers, including the Charleston News and Courier, the Greenville News, and the Southern School News. On September 29, 1957, he appeared on a CBS television program entitled "Report on Integration," in which he discussed the effects of racial integration policies on southern schools. His defense of segregation stemmed from a strong belief in states' rights and southern culture. Other panelists included Don Shoemaker, Weldon James, and Joseph B. Parham, who were all involved with the Southern School News; Griffing Bancroft moderated the discussion. Workman served as the editor of The State between 1966 and 1972, and was involved in the Republican Party's resurgence in South Carolina during the 1960s. He unsuccessfully ran for the United States Senate in 1962 and for South Carolina Governor in 1982. Workman wrote several books about southern culture, including The Case for the South (1960), respecting his views on regional segregation. He died in Greenville on November 3, 1990.