COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials in Columbia, capital of South Carolina, have unveiled nine historical markers recalling the city's civil rights legacy.
The commemorative signs inaugurated Friday include images and information about sit-ins, marches and legal cases that took place in Columbia during the struggle for racial equality of the 1950s and '60s. Other events included showings of movies about the era, a photography exhibition and a traveling exhibit that stopped in Columbia on civil rights events around the South.
Officials including state Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal attended Friday's event and a walking tour of the markers.
In the 1960s, activists in many states around the South fought to integrate whites-only facilities, such as lunch counters and public swimming pools.