Civil Rights in South Carolina

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  • Copyright: 2012-05-22
  • Publisher: History Pr
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The civil rights movement in South Carolina has an epic and tumultuous history, beginning with the very first statewide meeting of the NAACP in 1939. With stories of sit-ins, movements and the integration of state universities, this is the first comprehensive history of South Carolina's civil rights struggles. And behind every achievement are the major legal rulings that protected them, interspersed with the familiar names of Thurgood Marshall, Matthew Perry, Ernest A. Finney and Judge Waties Warning Join former South Carolina NAACP executive director and activist James L. Felder as he recounts the epic struggle African Americans have faced, from fighting for the right to vote to the desegregation of public spaces and all the efforts in between. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
A Plumber and a Mailmanp. 13
Black Veterans Return Homep. 21
Unequal Teacher Payp. 26
The Law School at South Carolina State Collegep. 34
The Right to Votep. 39
Unequal Educationp. 44
Desegregating the Busp. 52
NAACP Members Punishedp. 56
The Sit-insp. 63
The Charleston Movementp. 67
The Columbia Movementp. 72
The Conway/Myrtle Beach Movementp. 80
The Florence/Darlington Movementp. 83
The Greenville Movementp. 86
The Orangeburg Movementp. 91
The Rock Hill Movementp. 98
The Spartanburg Movementp. 102
The Sumter Movementp. 105
Clemson, USC, The Citadel and Winthrop Integratep. 112
Adding Color to the Statehousep. 117
Taking Seats on the Benchp. 127
Jim Clyburn Goes to Washingtonp. 133
State Boards and Commissions Diversifyp. 138
Other Black Elected Officialsp. 143
They Also Ranp. 147
Black Democrats and Black Republicansp. 150
HBCUsp. 155
The Old Black High Schoolsp. 169
Economic Participationp. 176
Black Newspapers, Radio and TV Stationsp. 182
Nongovernment Organizationsp. 186
A Note on Sourcesp. 189
About the Authorp. 191
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This book is a history of the civil rights and legal struggles and experiences of African Americans in South Carolina between 1939 and 2010. It recounts the history of specific movements and famous rulings, all affecting the black population in South Carolina. These groundbreaking stories include well-known names in Civil Rights history, including Thurgood Marshall, Matthew Perry, and Ernest A. Finney.

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