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Honoring Our Living Civil Rights Legends

As the entire country observes the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Richland Library is inviting several, local civil rights legends to share their stories. 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 is 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 and graduate of SC State University  who served as an activist for civil rights across the state.
 
Franchot Brown - a prominent lawyer in the Midlands and civil rights activist.
 
Rev. Simon Bouie - an Allen University student who was arrested during a sit-in at Eckerd's Drug Store in Columbia during 1960, which lead to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in his favor, known as Bouie vs. City of Columbia.
 
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, honoring a significant moment in American history, is 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

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