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Unforgettable: Honoring Our Living Civil Rights Legends

  • Richland Library 1431 Assembly Street Columbia, SC, 29201 United States (map)

Inspired by the Soul of Philanthropy, an exhibit honoring African-American philanthropists, Richland Library is inviting local, civil rights legends to share their stories, sacrifice and impact.

Please join us from 7 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street) for Unforgettable: Honoring Our Living Civil Rights Legends.

The University of South Carolina's Center for Civil Rights History and Research Director Bobby Donaldson serves as moderator, and the panel features:

  *   Cecil Williams - a photographer, publisher and author who is best known for his photos that document the civil rights movement in South Carolina.

  *   Catherine Peppers Hill - an actress from South Carolina and civil rights activist.

  *   Franchot Brown - a prominent lawyer in the Midlands and community leader.

  *   Rev. Simon Bouie - an Allen University student who was arrested during a sit-in at Eckerd's Drug Store in Columbia during 1960.

  *   Rep. Leola Robinson-Simpson - a current state representative who at 15, joined protesters in Greenville at the Kress Variety Store lunch counter. The demonstration resulted in the case, Peterson vs. City of Greenville, that went to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This local event also has special significance, occurring around the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.  It's possible thanks to a partnership with Columbia SC 63, the University of South Carolina's Center for Civil Rights History and Research and the Central Carolina Community Foundation.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com<mailto:estoll@richlandlibrary.com>.