Interpretive Exhibit Themes 

PROPOSED DESCRIPTION OF A SELECTED NUMBER OF EXHIBITS:

 

—THE EPOCHAL SOUTH CAROLINA EVENTS THAT CHANGED AMERICA—

 

A  Selected Pictorial History Of 

The African American Struggle Towards Freedom, Justice and Equality

 

1950

1. Unidentified Youth 

My Eyes Have Seen The Defiant Arrogance Flying On Our Capitol

Poignant reminder of failed mission of the state legislature in representing interests of all citizens.

 

1954

2.  For Colored Only - Segregation Now and Forever

 

1951

3. Thurgood Marshall

Armed With The Constitution;

at age forty-three, arrives in 

Charleston to argue the Briggs v. Elliott case

 

1952

4. The Reverend J.A. DeLaine

Standing Before The Charred Ruins Of His Home

 

1955

5. Reverend Matthew D. McCollom

Has America Heeded The Brown Decision?

 

1955

6. The Burning of the Girl's Dormitory At Claflin College

 

1956

7. Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall Speaking At Claflin

 

1956

8. Fred Moore

Take Your Stand For Freedom

 

1956

10. Under The Tree Of Freedom At Claflin

 

1956

11. Quiet Heroes - Elloree Training School Teachers

Fired For Belonging To The NAACP

1957

 

12. Reverend Billy Graham And 

Vice President Richard Nixon

Fleeting Moments Of Great Men-Who Could Have been Greater

 

1957

13.  The Reverend Henry Parker

Consolation In The Aftermath of A Visit From The Ku Klux Klan

An eighty-four-year-old Elloree, South Carolina woman is consoled by Father Parker.

 

(Circa) 1960

14. Unidentified Youth

Separate, Unequal and Impoverished

 

1960

15. U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy

A Presidential Announcement

 

1960

18. Claflin and South Carolina State Students 

Marching For Freedom

 

1960

19. Kress Five And Dime Store

No One Will Be Served Today

 

1960

20. Student Demonstrators In A Stockade

 

1960

21. Jailed Students At Pink Palace

 

1962

22. Leonard Glover

Thank God For Mississippi

 

23.TBA

24.TBA

 

25.TBA

 

1963

26. Groups Of Citizens

Steering Committee Of Orangeburg NAACP

 

1963

27. Ministers Marching For Freedom

 

1963

28. Citizens Praying For Freedom

 

1963

29. Gloria Rackley Blackwell Fight for Freedom

 

1963

30. Governor Donald S. Russell

A South Carolina Governor Invites Everyone To Lunch

 

1963

31. Harvey Gantt

Harvey Gantt And The Sea of Reporters

 

1963

32. Unidentified Youth

Wondering, Wanting, Waiting

Concept: The innocence of a young boy and the hope expressed in his uplifted eyes captures the 

nobility, righteousness and determination of the civil rights movement.

 

1968

33.  Students Marching For Freedom

 

34. TBA

 

1968

35.  Orangeburg Massacre

 

36.  Matthew Perry

Hope and Charity

 

1969

37. In Pursuit of Dignity And Justice

The Charleston Hospital Workers’ Strike

 

Others:

Removal of Confederate Flag