1947-1972

Meet South Carolinians who fought for equality during the Civil Rights Movement.

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Benjamin Mays | S.C. Hall of Fame
Benjamin Mays | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Benjamin Mays (1894-1984) was a minister, educator, scholar and social activist. He was known as the "Father of the Civil Rights Movement."
Marian Wright Edelman | S.C. Hall of Fame
Marian Wright Edelman | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Marian Wright Edelman is founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, the nation’s strongest advocacy group for children and families. Born in 1939 in Bennettsville, South Carolina, she...
Matthew Perry | S.C. Hall of Fame
Matthew Perry | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Matthew James Perry, Jr. was born in Columbia, South Carolina, August 3, 1921. He attended law school at South Carolina State College and would play a central role in nearly every noteworthy civil...
Septima Clark | S.C. Hall of Fame
Septima Clark | S.C. Hall of Fame

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A pioneer in grassroots citizenship education, Septima Clark was called the ‘‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement’’ by Martin Luther King. Clark was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1898...