Beginning in 1939 Rev. James M. Hinton was instrumental in organizing the state chapters of the NAACP into a more cohesive and active association. Rev. James M. Hinton served as president of the South Carolina Conference of Branches of the NAACP from 1941 to 1958. Stalwart and unwavering in his devotion to equal justice, Rev. Hinton endured constant harassment and violence by whites.
In 1947 The Rev. J. A. DeLaine was so moved by a speech given by the Rev. Hinton at Allen University that he committed himself to organize a petition in Clarendon County and thus began the Pearson and later the Briggs cases.
- This indicator was designed to promote inquiry into military and economic policies during World War II, to include the significance of military bases in South Carolina. This indicator was also developed to foster inquiry into postwar economic developments and demographic changes, to include the immigration of Jewish refugees following the Holocaust.