Civil Rights in Columbia

January 24, 2013 12:00 AM

‘Zion was the hub. . . Zion was it’

When Mayor Steve Benjamin today formally unveils Columbia’s part in a seven-city commemoration of the year 1963, he will step in front of Zion Baptist Church, a sanctuary that served as both the launch point and the conclusion of dozens of civil rights protests and demonstrations in the city.

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