Unveiling Columbia's Civil Rights History, Two Historic Markers Installed in Downtown Columbia
Dr. Bobby Donaldson, Rev Simon Bouie, Rev Albert Aiken Neal (brother of Talmadge Neal), and Rev James Edwards pose for a picture in front of a newly unveiled historic location marker installed in front of the historic location of the Eckerd's Luncheonette on October 12, 2017.
When someone asks about iconic locations of civil rights movements and demonstrations, Columbia may not be the first location that comes to mind. Thanks to the organization Columbia SC 63 (the 63 represents the height of the civil rights movement 1963), Dr. Bobby Donaldson, and the University of South Carolina, Columbia residents are becoming more and more aware of the rich history that took place on our very own streets, transforming Columbia into what it is today.
Family members of Milton Greene; Retired Colonel USAF Kimberly Greene (daughter), Doris Glymph Greene (wife) and Patricia Wise Greene (sister) are assisted by Dr. Bobby Donaldson with the unveiling of the Taylor St. Marker.
Carl Pete Stokes (center), who was an arresting officer during the sit-in, attends the unveiling ceremony of the Taylor St. historic marker. Stokes who said "Believe it or not, many officers supported the causes back then...but due to the oath we took we had to keep silent and do our jobs." Stokes who was on the scene during a lot of Columbia's civil rights demonstrations and movements says that he has a head full of memories that he wants to get written into a book some day.
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Doris Greene, widow of Milton Greene(non-registered)
Outstanding photo journalism capturing this historic moment commemorating the brave actions of the seven college students who never once thought they would be remembered in this manner for their quest for social justice. One correction: the unveiling on Taylor Street was done by family members of Milton Greene: his daughter, Retired Colonel USAF Kimberly Greene, his wife Doris Glymph Greene and sister, Patricia Wise Greene. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr Bobby Donalldson, his staff, the City of Columbia, the University of South Carolina, Historic Columbia and all others who made this name possible.
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