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November 2013

University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, Offers Photos from Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina

The University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, is presenting Defying the Quiet: Photography of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina, on view through Jan. 17, 2014.

Guest curated by USC history professor Dr. Bobby Donaldson, Defying the Quiet highlights the photographs of Cecil Williams, David Wallace, and news photographers from The State newspaper. The exhibit shares a glimpse of the struggle for Civil Rights within African American communities, and how this struggle was both documented and hidden by city and state agencies and the press. The ninety large scale photographs are accented by videos featuring footage of the campaigns, interviews, and reflections of the participants archived at USC’s Moving Image Research Collection.

McKissick Museum Curator of Exhibitions Edward Puchner says, “There are photographs that are taken to tell a newspaper story and then are photographs that weren’t used. Those photographs that weren’t used tell a different story.”

Additional programs for Defying the Quiet include a series of film screenings made possible by Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, an NEH initiative including:

Friday, Nov. 1, 6pm – The Abolitionists, Fine Arts & Humanities Center, Benedict College campus.

Friday, Nov. 8, 6:30pm - Freedom Riders, Student Center, Allen University campus.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5:30 pm - The Loving Story, McKissick Museum, USC campus.

McKissick Museum is located on the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe with available parking in the garage at the corner of Pendleton and Bull streets. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or visit (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum).

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