The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. Meet members of the NAACP who were instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina.

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Joe Neal | SC African American History Calendar
Joe Neal | SC African American History Calendar

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Rev. Joseph H. Neal was born on August 31, 1950 to the late Mrs. Laverne Kohn Neal and the late Rev. C.R. Neal of Hopkins, S.C. He was the third of four children. His compassion for people at an early...
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 1 | Profile
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 1 | Profile

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Matthew Perry was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on August 3, 1921. Perry grew up in Columbia, and attended South Carolina State University, where he studied business administration. His education...
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 3 | Profile
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 3 | Profile

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In 1975, after a nomination from Senator Strom Thurmond, then President Gerald Ford nominated Matthew Perry to a position on the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. Perry discusses what the Court of...
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 2 | Profile
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 2 | Profile

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Upon returning home to Columbia, Matthew Perry established the Jenkins and Perry Law Firm, and became the chief legal counsel for the S.C. NAACP, where he began the battle toward the desegregation of...
Hines, John Elbridge | South Carolina Public Radio
Hines, John Elbridge | South Carolina Public Radio

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“H” is for Hines, John Elbridge [1910-1997]. Clergyman. Civil Rights advocate. A native of Seneca, Hines graduated from Sewanee and Virginia Theological Seminary. After being ordained an Episcopal...
Hinton, James Miles | South Carolina Public Radio
Hinton, James Miles | South Carolina Public Radio

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“H” is for Hinton, James Miles [1891-1970]. Clergyman, businessman, civil rights leader. A native North Carolinian, Hinton began his business career in Augusta with the black-owned Pilgrim Health and...