Thursday Feb 07 to Friday Aug 02
“Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement”, a new exhibit featuring hundreds of items from the University of South Carolina’s special collections tells the story of South Carolina's fundamental role in the national Civil Rights Movement. “Justice for All” is the work of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina, in partnership with the University of South Carolina Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences, with grant funding from South Carolina Humanities.
The collection spans Reconstruction through the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and range from manuscript correspondence from Coretta Scott King and Jackie Robinson, to publications from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, to telegrams sent from the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan to Governor Robert McNair. The exhibit uses oral history recordings, film clips, photographs, postcards, diaries and manuscripts to highlight largely overlooked chapters in the history of the movement.
Several public events are planned around significant anniversaries, such as the 50th anniversary of the Charleston Hospital Workers’ strike. Invited scholars, civil rights veterans and contemporary activists will share their work and experiences through public talks. The exhibit will be open on multiple Saturdays for weekend viewing and guided tours. For complete details, visit the University of South Carolina Libraries' webpage.