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Part of the 2019 Justice for All Archival Exhibition

The original Justice for All exhibition was held in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library in 2019.

In 2019, the Center for Civil Rights History and Research worked with South Carolina Humanities and the University of South Carolina Libraries to host an archival exhibition entitled Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement, which featured oral history recordings, television news footage, photographs, postcards, diaries, manuscripts, and collaborative programming to represent the often-overlooked history of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina.

The exhibition drew over 5,000 visitors — including public school students, visitors from around the state, Civil Rights veterans from across the country, and many others — from February to August 2019, while it was on display in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library at the University of South Carolina. Featured speakers at these programs included acclaimed photographer Cecil J. Williams, Congressman James E. Clyburn, and Dr. Cleveland Sellers. 

Coming Soon – Permanent Exhibition at USC

We are currently creating a permanent exhibition in the historic Booker T. Washington High School Auditorium Building in Columbia with grants from the National Park Service to assist with the initial phases of restoring the Auditorium building and developing the permanent exhibition. This permanent exhibition will complement the Justice for All digital exhibition and provide a space for visitors from around the nation to learn more about South Carolina’s pivotal role in the American Civil Rights Movement. Check this page periodically for updates.