Twelve African-American and 12 Jewish students from areas in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Virginia stopped in Rock Hill on Tuesday to meet members of the Friendship Nine at the Five and Dine restaurant on East Main Street downtown.
Martin Luther King’s speech in Kingstree, SC, “March on the Ballot Boxes,” was in front of a crowd of about 5,000 on Mother’s Day 1966. King urged people to register to vote – then getting out and doing it.
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.
Clarence Graham a member of the Rock Hill Friendship Nine civil rights group that spent 30 days in jail in York County protesting segregation, died Friday at age 73. Graham was a spokesman for the group that was exonerated in 2015 in an international story when the convictions for trespassing at an all-white Rock Hill lunch counter were vacated.
Walter Leonard, a Harvard University administrator who was instrumental in devising one of the country's earliest and most effective affirmative action programs, which became a model for other universities around the country, and who later served as a college president in Tennessee, died Dec. 8 at a retirement facility in Kensington, Maryland. He was 86.
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.
On the cusp of a $20 million renovation to its flagship location in uptown, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte plans to remove a stone monument that’s stood on its property for 21 years – a move that’s drawn criticism from local historians who want the marker and its associated history to remain untouched.
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 in Columbia.
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.
NAACP marchers rally in Columbia on way to Washington D.C.
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Mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement pledge support of Hillary Clinton