Community Involvement

Learn about organizations that provided support or opposition to the civil rights movement. There were many great leaders during the civil rights movement, but the fight for equality was largely led by the grassroot efforts of the community, especially young people.

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Avery Institute | Road Trip
Avery Institute | Road Trip

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Curtis J. Franks addresses the role the Avery Institute played in instilling leadership skills in African Americans and the transition from a private to public school. CREDIT: Project Discovery...
Beaufort Organizations | Road Trip
Beaufort Organizations | Road Trip

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Joseph McDomick, Jr., civil rights activist in Beaufort county, talks about the influence of civil rights organizations like SNCC, CORE, the NAACP, the Freedom Riders and the Black Panther Party.
Black Social Workers | Road Trip
Black Social Workers | Road Trip

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Joseph McDomick, Jr., civil rights activist in Beaufort county, shares his story of helping to organize the Welfare Rights Organization (WRO) in Beaufort. McDomick relates how he and other community...
Jenkins Orphanage Band | Road Trip
Jenkins Orphanage Band | Road Trip

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Lonnie Hamilton and Joey Morant recall their experiences in the Jenkins Orphanage Band. Today, the Jenkins Orphanage Band no longer has a band to support foster kids at the orphanage, but the...
Mary Long Talks About Penn Center | Road Trip
Mary Long Talks About Penn Center | Road Trip

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Mary Long talks about how far the Penn Center has come in establishing freedom for African Americans. It was at the Penn Center where many African Americans were given a chance to learn. CREDIT: Mary...
NAACP Today | Road Trip
NAACP Today | Road Trip

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Lee Allyson Gailliard discusses the significance of the youth involvement in the NACCP. She elaborates on the remarkable advantage of participating in The Civil Rights Tour at The University of South...
Picket Department Stores | Road Trip
Picket Department Stores | Road Trip

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Joseph McDomick, Jr., civil rights activist in Beaufort county, talks about picketing department stores like Edwards, Roses and Piggly Wiggly to protest the stores' refusal to hire black clerks.