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Today in History with a Twist

A look at some of the events from history that happened on this date done in a 'news report' format with a slightly wacky editorial comment.  There are also book suggestions for those readers who want to know more about the reported events.

Freedom and Justice: Cecil Williams Captures Columbia's Civil Rights Movement

Most histories of the American civil rights movement focus on places like Montgomery, Little Rock, Birmingham, and Selma. Our hometown of Columbia, SC is a lesser recognized but important hotbed of meaningful civil rights activism in the 1960s and surrounding decades.

This exhibit at Richland Library Main, featuring the work of renowned photographer Cecil Williams, illuminates the local struggle for equality and tells the stories of those who risked everything to break through racial barriers in South Carolina's capital city.