Road Trip!

Through South Carolina's Civil Rights History

Grades 6-12

Road Trip! Through South Carolina Civil Rights History was designed to help teachers and students to learn about the people and the events, and the importance of the civil rights movement in South Carolina from the 1940s to the early 1970s. Questions to think about:

  • Which Civil Rights activists impressed you? What contributions did they make to the Civil Rights Movement in SC?
  • What struggles, dangers and hardships did people face during the Civil Rights Movement?
  • If you had been a student activist at that time, what would you have done?

We would like to thank the Road Trip Advisors for their knowledge and help creating this web project.

Thank you also to Cecil Williams for providing permission to use photos from Freedom & Justice: Four Decades of the Civil Rights Struggle As Seen by a Black Photographer of the Deep South.

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

Video

Waymon Stover talks about his experience marching in Orangeburg in 1963 to desegregate lunch counters and being arrested.
Aiken County - Schofield School
Aiken County - Schofield School

Photo

Martha Schofield was a young Quaker woman from Pennsylvania who wanted to do something to help newly freed African Americans after the Civil War. With her life savings of $468, she went to St. Helena...
Alice Faye Broad Hincka | Road Trip
Alice Faye Broad Hincka | Road Trip

Video

Alice Faye Broad Hincka attended the Varner Indian School and Moncks Corner Junior High School. Alice shares her memories of growing up in the Varner community.
An Overview: The Civil Rights Movement | Road Trip
An Overview: The Civil Rights Movement | Road Trip

Document

The Civil Rights Movement has been part of an ongoing struggle since enslaved Africans were first brought to America. The modern Civil Rights Movement began in the 1940s and many changes had taken...
Anderson County - Faith Cabin Library
Anderson County - Faith Cabin Library

Photo

Because of near total neglect by state and county governments, black schools seldom had adequate libraries in the early twentieth century. This small log building was constructed by community...
Arthur J. H. Clement, Jr. (1908-1985) | Road Trip
Arthur J. H. Clement, Jr. (1908-1985) | Road Trip

Photo

A pioneer among African-American business leaders, Arthur J.H. Clement, Jr., is credited with promoting positive race relations, spurring community development and enhancing business incentives in his...
Arthur Magill (1907-1995) | Road Trip
Arthur Magill (1907-1995) | Road Trip

Photo

Fearful that continued resistance to integration would tarnish the Greenville's image as well as limit economic opportunities, wealthy businessman Arthur MaGill and the Rev. John Haley of Westminster...
Atlantic Beach | Road Trip
Atlantic Beach | Road Trip

Video

Atlantic Beach, nicknamed "The Black Pearl," was established about 1934 as an oceanfront community for blacks denied access by other area beaches by segregation. Many became year-round residents, but...
Atty. Dorothy Sampson | Road Trip
Atty. Dorothy Sampson | Road Trip

Video

Dorothy Sampson became the first African American female attorney in Sumter. Her area of interest was civil rights litigation, voter education and registration. She was a plaintiff in a suit against...
Avery Institute | Road Trip
Avery Institute | Road Trip

Video

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...

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