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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7 Days in Jail | Road Trip
7 Days in Jail | Road Trip

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Waymon Stover talks about his experience marching in Orangeburg in 1963 to desegregate lunch counters and being arrested.
Modjeska Monteith Simkins House | Road Trip
Modjeska Monteith Simkins House | Road Trip

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Catherine Fleming Bruce, the Curator for the Modjeska Simkins House, gives a brief history of the Visanska-Starks Carriage House in the Waverly Community. The home is connected to Historically Black...
Modjeska Simkins on Economic Change | Road Trip
Modjeska Simkins on Economic Change | Road Trip

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Mrs. Modjeska Simkins tells of how the business boycotts began in Columbia and around the state. Mrs. Simkins was also at the forefront when the Southern Negro Youth Conference was formed. CREDIT...
Rev. James Hinton | Road Trip
Rev. James Hinton | Road Trip

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University of South Carolina student, Eli Peterson, gives a brief history of the life of Rev. James Hinton and his contributions to the Waverly Community which is adjacent to historic Benedict College...
Sumter NAACP | Road Trip
Sumter NAACP | Road Trip

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Ida McCain's husband was Sumter educator James T. McCain. In 1921, sixteen year old McCain began his involvement in civil rights by registering voters in Sumter county. He was the founding president...
Tuskegee Airmen Ernest Henderson | Road Trip
Tuskegee Airmen Ernest Henderson | Road Trip

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In 1941, the 99th Pursuit Squadron, the first African-American air fighting unit, began training in Tuskegee, Alabama. The pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen included Ernest Henderson of Laurens...
Waverly Community Tour | Road Trip
Waverly Community Tour | Road Trip

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Community volunteer gives a brief history about the Jenkins' home in the historic Waverly Community. Dr. Douglas Jenkins was the local dentist.
Waverly Tour, John McCray | Road Trip
Waverly Tour, John McCray | Road Trip

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University of South Carolina student, Tom Benning, gives a brief history of the life of John H. McCray. McCray was a pivotal figure in the Waverly Community, Columbia and in the surrounding areas.
Youth Participation | Road Trip
Youth Participation | Road Trip

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Dr. Charles Thomas was a professor of philosophy at South Carolina State College and a local NAACP official. On at least one occasion, Dr. Thomas mortgaged his home to bail student activists out of...