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November 2019

An Artistic Tribute to Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Quilted Swing Coats

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mckissick Museum, 501 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Crossing the Line: Women’s Interracial Activism in South Carolina

November 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ladson Presbyterian Church, 1720 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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January 2020

Recovering Untold Stories: The Legacy of Brown v. Board

January 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hollings Program Room, Thomas Cooper Library, 1322 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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March 2020

Commemorating the Lamar Bus Attack: A Conversation with Survivors

March 2, 2020
Capstone Conference Room, 902 Barnwell St.
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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July 2020

From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter: A Conversation Among Activists Past and Present

July 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an exciting virtual program! Veteran civil rights activists Dr. Cleveland Sellers and Deedee Wright will join Empower SC leaders Rye Martinez, Jazmyne McCrae, and DJ Polite, organizers of some of the recent Columbia demonstrations, in a conversation moderated by WIS-TV Anchor Alicia Barnes. Streaming live via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register to join the conversation here. Register to Join Meet our Panelists  Dr. Cleveland Sellers, Jr.  Cleveland Sellers is a native of Denmark, South Carolina.  Shaken by the brutal…

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October 2020

Remembering the Freedom Rides

October 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us virtually for a powerful conversation with veterans of the Freedom Rides, Charles Person, Joan Browning, and David Dennis as they recount their work to challenge segregation on interstate buses in 1961. This program is part of the University of South Carolina's College of Arts and Sciences Theme Semester on Justice. Register to join us here: https://forms.gle/qqs16Chsi2nz8mez6

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December 2020

The Consequences of Urban Renewal

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the City of Columbia and other community partners to develop a four-part virtual series based on The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. We hope you join us in participating in this series as we explore how concepts like redlining, gentrification, and urban renewal shaped Columbia and how we can address this history in creating a more equitable community. Please join us for the…

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February 2021

Telling the Untold Stories: The Civil Rights Documentaries of Journalist Steve Crump

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening with acclaimed journalist and documentary film producer Steve Crump in conversation with WIS Anchor Judi Gatson. Register here. In his more than 40 year career, Steve Crump has covered some of the most critical news events of our time as well as producing numerous documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement. He has covered moments and figures including Congressman John Lewis; the Orangeburg Massacre; school desegregation; Rock Hill’s sit in demonstrators, the “Friendship Nine”; and Columbia’s…

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March 2021

Virtual Historic Marker Unveiling: Commemorating the 1961 State House March

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Please join us virtually in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1961 State House March. Watch the livestream here! On March 2, 1961, hundreds of students marched at the South Carolina State House in a demonstration against segregation.  After a peaceful protest where they sang patriotic songs and hymns, almost 200 protesters were arrested and convicted of disturbing the peace.  When 187 of them appealed the conviction, their case, Edwards v. South Carolina went to the United States Supreme Court, where their convictions were overturned and the…

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Media and Civil Rights History Symposium

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - March 26 @ 4:30 pm

Register now to join us for the Media and Civil Rights History Symposium, featuring keynote speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones! The Symposium is hosted by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the College of Information and Communications in collaboration with the Center for Civil Rights History and Research.  All sessions are free and open to the public and will be presented virtually: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Session 1 - Opening Session: Civil Rights in South Carolina 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Claudia…

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