Edwards v. South Carolina | The World of Cecil


Governor Fritz Hollings opposed protests at the State Capitol in South Carolina. The pivotal Edwards vs. South Carolina case arose from a 1961 civil rights demonstration against segregation. James Clyburn recounts his role in the protest, emphasizing that it ultimately led to the landmark Supreme Court decision declaring it unconstitutional to restrict First Amendment rights on public property. The segment underscores how the Edwards case holds enduring significance in South Carolina's history and legal education. Cecil Williams' photographs chronicle this historic period and aid in preserving the memory of the civil rights struggle in the state.