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May 2019

Legacy of Briggs v. Elliott, Open Gallery

May 18, 2019
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, 1322 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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November 2019

Revisiting Rosa Parks in the Age of Black Lives Matter

November 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Russell House Ballroom, 1400 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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Parking Located: Bull Street Parking Garage, 611 Bull Steet, Columbia, SC

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A Conversation with Patricia Montgomery

November 11, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mckissick Museum, 501 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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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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