A Charge to Keep: The Legacy of Civil Rights Activism with honored guest Bishop John Hurst Adams

The University of South Carolina Center for Civil Rights History and Research welcomes the public to “A Charge to Keep: the Legacy of Civil Rights Activism,” an event to celebrate newly opened and digitized University Libraries’ civil rights collections, with honored guest retired AME Bishop John Hurst Adams. Adams— a pastor, bishop, civil rights activist, educator, college president and lifelong advocate for racial justice — is a Columbia, South Carolina native whose work has impacted campuses, congregations and communities nationwide. Adams served as Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church from 1988 until his retirement, and was Bishop of five different Episcopal Districts beginning in 1972, including his home district of South Carolina. While in South Carolina, Adams was a key leader in the successful effort to remove…
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