Oral histories describe S.C. civil rights struggleBreaking News
Their research and documentaries are being carried out individually and for different projects, but they share a common goal of preserving the state's carried out individually and for different projects, but they share a common goal of preserving the state's history for generations to come.
For example, Fred Moore knew he had a lot to lose in 1955 when a group of activists approached him, asking him to lead a student boycott of the White Citizens Council's businesses in Orangeburg County.
Moore was student body president at South Carolina State College, and the school's president, Benner Turner, reminded him he was about to graduate, that he had a shot at a Harvard Law School scholarship, that he had a future. This was not his fight, Turner said.
But Moore, a James Island native, was raised to demand dignity, he said. The council's discrimination against the black men and women who signed a petition for desegregation was wrong. Moore never graduated from South Carolina State. He was expelled just two weeks before graduation for his role in the protests.
comments powered by Disqus
- Fake News and Fervent Nationalism Got a Senator Tarred as a Traitor During WWI
- Debunking Viral Story, Art Historian Says ‘Allah’ Does Not Appear on Ancient Viking Garment
- Will Trump Be Remembered as the Worst President in History? Almost Half Think So
- Thank This Man For Your Last-Minute Halloween Costume
- Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way
- Thomas Childers says we’ve got the Nazis wrong in 5 different ways
- National security expert Tom Nichols: “Hey, I’m unstable” is a bad look for the president
- Fake news? It’s nothing new, says Trinity College Dublin historian
- Historian discovers early Reformation writings “hiding in plain sight”
- Victor Davis Hanson says we shouldn’t be rushing to war with North Korea