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Stories of Struggle: Claudia Smith Brinson in conversation with Cecil Williams at Historic Columbia

Presented by University of South Carolina Press and Historic Columbia at Online/Virtual Space

Nov 19 2020
Stories of Struggle: Claudia Smith Brinson in conversation with Cecil Williams at Historic Columbia

Longtime journalist Claudia Smith Brinson discusses her new book Stories of Struggle: the Clash Over Civil Rights in South Carolina with activist Cecil Williams, moderated by Historic Columbia Executive Director Robin Waites.

In this pioneering study of the arduous struggle for civil rights in South Carolina, longtime journalist Claudia Smith Brinson details the lynchings, beatings, bombings, cross burnings, death threats, arson, and venomous hatred that black South Carolinians endured—as well as the astonishing courage, devotion, dignity, and compassion of those who risked their lives for equality. Through extensive research and interviews with more than one hundred fifty civil rights activists, many of whom had

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