Civil Rights in Columbia

Civil Rights in Columbia

N.C. NAACP leader Barber removed from flight in D.C.

The Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, is questioning why he was removed Friday night from a flight in Washington D.C. in what airline officials call a case involving a “disruptive passenger.” Barber said he got out of his seat to talk to another person who was making disparaging remarks about him. Barber is questioning why he was removed from the flight.

Civil Rights in Columbia

Plaque commemorates 1960 Woolworth’s sit-in

On July 26, 1960, a group of black youths sat at the lunch counter in Woolworth’s, a chain department store formerly located along Main Street in Spartanburg, to protest the store’s all-white lunch counter service policy. The sit-in occurred after a vote by Spartanburg City Council the night before that outlawed sit-ins in the Upstate city and one day after the first Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in in Greensboro, N.C.

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NAACP marchers rally in Columbia on way to Washington D.C.

Marchers are making their way from Selma, Ala. to Washington D.C. to rally for swift action on criminal justice reform.The marchers reached South Carolina over the weekend and stopped for a rally at the Statehouse where the National NAACP President, Cornell William Brooks spoke.
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NAACP marchers rally in Columbia on way to Washington D.C.

Sisters speak on behalf of convicted serial child molester Chuck Sullivan 1:20

Sisters speak on behalf of convicted serial child molester Chuck Sullivan

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Mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement pledge support of Hillary Clinton 2:51

Mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement pledge support of Hillary Clinton