A variety of digital collections were assessed by the University of South Carolina’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research, in consideration for this digital exhibition. The items found in our image galleries are comprised of letters, photographs, flyers, receipts, oral histories, films, and newspaper articles. These items were curated from the following collections from University of South Carolina Libraries.
Broadsides advertising events, products, articles, and plays.
MIRC and The Center for Civil Rights History and Research provide stories of the ongoing struggle for equality and social justice in South Carolina.
A collection of Senator Hollings’ writings, speeches, photographs, and audio files from his days as Lt. Governor, Governor, and U.S. Senator.
Isaiah DeQuincey Newman was a Methodist pastor, activist, entrepreneur, and a leading figure in the Civil Rights movement in South Carolina.
This collection of manuscripts and photographs documents the life and work of journalist and politician John H. McCray (1910-1987).
A collection of civil rights activist Joseph Armstrong De Laine’s letters, speeches, reports, and affidavits, as well as programs, booklets, and photographs.
Cabaret singer, friend to Coretta Scott King, and civil rights activist, Logan was appointed the Human Rights Commissioner of New York City in 1977.
Activist Modjeska Simkins of Columbia, S.C. served as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP, 1941-1957 and she also helped found the Victory Savings Bank of Columbia.
As a voice of African American leadership in the South, Simkins was routinely asked to use her influence in political campaigns. These are her letters, reports, and broadcasts.
Graduating from Harvard in 1870, Greener was the first and only African American member of the faculty at the University of South Carolina until 1877.
Over 20 years in South Carolina politics, Robert McNair carefully guided the Palmetto State through the turbulent 1960s.
Cosby’s oral histories document his career as he worked as a leader in historically Black colleges in South Carolina.