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Title Champions of civil and human rights in South Carolina. Volume 1, Dawn of the Movement Era, 1955-1967. / edited by Marvin Ira Lare.

Imprint Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2016]
Publication Info. Columbia, South Carolina University of South Carolina Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (468 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface and acknowledgments -- Prologue -- part 1. Following the 1954 Supreme Court ruling : the setting -- part 2. The reaction of Orangeburg and South Carolina State College -- part 3. National leaders from South Carolina -- part 4. Spawning the movement in South Carolina -- Appendix.
Summary Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina is a five-volume anthology spanning the decades from 1930 to 1980 with oral history interviews of key activists and leaders of the civil rights movement in South Carolina. Editor Marvin Ira Lare introduces more than one hundred civil rights leaders from South Carolina who tell their own stories in their own words to reveal and chronicle a massive revolution in American society in a deeply personal and gripping way. This ambitious project of the University of South Carolina's Institute for Public Service and Policy Research was funded in part by the South Carolina Bar Foundation, the Southern Bell Corporation, and South Carolina Humanities. The five volumes serve as a collective memoir featuring original oral history interviews with significant figures in the civil rights movement of the Palmetto State, a survey of archived interviews, a variety of published and unpublished narratives, and illuminating black-and-white photographs. Every page opens doors to new historical evidence and to new insights regarding the people, places, and events of the civil and human rights struggle in South Carolina. Volume 1, Dawn of the Movement Era, 1955-1967, begins with the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of Education in which the Court declared unconstitutional state laws establishing racially segregated public schools. The ruling prompted strong reactions throughout the nation. In South Carolina white resistance prompted boycotts of merchants by the local NAACP and some of the earliest mass movement protests in the United States. This collection features oral histories from famous leaders U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn, Septima Poinsette Clark, and I. DeQuincy Newman, as well as small-town citizens, pastors, and students, all sharing their experiences, motivations, hopes and fears, and how they see the struggle today.
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Subject Civil rights -- South Carolina.
Human rights -- South Carolina.
African American civil rights workers -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Civil rights movements -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
African Americans -- Segregation -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Sources.
South Carolina -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Lare, Marvin Ira, editor.
Other Form: 1-61117-724-3
ISBN 1611177251