Civil Rights in Columbia

January 20, 2013 12:00 AM

Columbia commemorates fall of segregation

The city of Columbia is joining six other Southern cities in commemorating the pivotal year of 1963, when segregation’s barriers finally began to fall amid protests and demonstrations, court battles and, in many places, unrestrained violence.

White rally on state house grounds after desegregation of USC in 1963

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