Onsite visitors and Virtual Reality Tours to the CECIL WILLIAMS CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM have opportunities to:
see, read, and interact with events and people who endured life under segregation
read about South Carolina & American history—often not in history books
see/experience through the eyes and lens of journalist with a privileged and divine front-row seat to some of the most significant changes in the second half of the 20th Century.
understand struggles often meant risk - freedom is not free
heighten awareness of the unique African American history
see/walk thru one of the ultra modern houses designed by the museum's founder
Virtual Reality visitors can select any exhibit and explore its background
After high school, because of segregation, Cecil Williams, was unable to attend Clemson to sturdy architecture. Instead of being discouraged, he transformed rejection into a positive. He bought a drafting table, self-taught himself architecture, and in 1986, designed the museum building and two other homes; including one featured in EBONY.
More to Come: Although nearly 500 photographs adorn the walls of the CWCRM, the museum is currently digitizing an estimated collection of approximately 600,000 images; clearly one of the nation's most significant photographs covering not only the civil rights movement era, but African American history, culture, and heritage.