VideoOn February 6, 1968, a violent clash occurred between SC State University students and law enforcement, with police beating and opening fire on the unarmed students. Three students were killed, and...
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The Orangeburg Massacre | The World of Cecil -Shorts
The Charleston Hospital Strike | The World of Cecil -Shorts
VideoLearn about the hospital strike in Charleston, SC, where hospital workers - predominantly Black women fought for fair pay and better working conditions. Coretta Scott King, wife of the late Dr. Martin...
Student Protests | The World of Cecil -Shorts
VideoLearn about the pivotal role students and community leaders in Orangeburg, SC played in the struggle for civil rights. The Civil Rights Movement expanded across the state, including significant sit...
Clemson Integration | The World of Cecil -Shorts
VideoHarvey Gantt’s arrival at Clemson University in 1963 officially marked the end of segregation at the university. Equipped with his camera, Cecil Williams was there to capture that historic moment.
Cecil and Strom | The World of Cecil -Shorts
VideoLearn about the complex relationship between Cecil Williams and Strom Thurmond, a prominent figure in South Carolina politics with a history of segregationist policies.
Cecil and JFK | The World of Cecil -Shorts
VideoLearn about Cecil Williams’s fascinating encounter with John F. Kennedy before he became President of the United States.
Briggs v. Elliot Case | The World of Cecil -Shorts
VideoLearn about the Briggs v. Elliott court case - The first in history to challenge segregation in public education. Joseph DeLaine, Levi Pearson, and Harry Briggs all played pivotal roles in this...
Grimké Sisters | Carolina Snaps
VideoAlthough best known as fierce abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimké were the first South Carolina Women to publicly advocate for women's suffrage.
Final Chapter | The World of Cecil
VideoCecil's career and life are described as essential in helping people understand the history, the sacrifices, and the victories of the movement. His dedication and ability to capture powerful moments...
Cecil Williams and the SC Civil Rights Museum | The World of Cecil
VideoCecil Williams's SC Civil Rights Museum is a significant archive of civil rights history, preserving photographs and artifacts from the movement. Cecil Williams took on the role of curator, sharing...