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The Racial Justice Team at Washington Street United Methodist Church is hosting the University of South Carolina’s Center for Civil Rights History & Research’s SC63 pop-up exhibit in Threatt Hall at the church. The church is located at 1401 Washington Street in downtown Columbia, SC. The exhibit is open from 5:00-7:00 pm. A taco dinner is included. The event is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

About the Exhibit

Columbia’s Main Street was the stage for a number of defining moments during the Civil Rights Movement. A young domestic worker was ejected from a city bus for trying to exit off the front instead of the back at the corner of Main and Washington; sit-ins occurred regularly at lunch counters like Kress near the corner of Main and Hampton; and marches and protests filled the SC State House grounds at the state’s seat of government, which anchors Main Street. This presentation will highlight some of those key moments marked by activism and protest in Columbia, S.C. by local people who demanded change.

For more information, contact Nancy Whittle at [email protected].