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Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum

February 11, 2020 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Ricky Taylor

Cecil Williams is perhaps the most well known photographer of the South Carolina civil rights movement. His photos have been featured in books, magazines, newspapers and even movies have captured many of seminal events which helped to shape this history. Although he has published books of photos documenting South Carolina's civil rights events, this active octogenarian has a new mission, to create the Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum.

Cecil states, "The mission of the museum is not only to display, collect, and preserve the memories of these years but also to reclaim our rightful place in civil rights history. So much about our history is unknown and not in the history books."

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