Columbia SC 63, in collaboration with the Booker T. Washington High School (BTW) Foundation, will premiere a short documentary about the famed high school. The documentary will feature oral interviews with 1943 graduates of the famed high, in addition to personal accounts including reflections, historical images, and newspapers about BTW. The Class of 1943 witnessed World War II and the burgeoning struggle for civil rights and will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of their high school graduation during this year’s Annual Heritage Week-end, June 22-24, 2018. The documentary will premiere on June 22, 2018 at the Heritage Week-end Banquet. For ticket information please visit http://bookertwashingtonfoundationsc.org/events.htm.
Since 2013, Columbia SC 63 leader and USC professor Dr. Bobby Donaldson have worked with the BTW Foundation and a team of students to develop a historical display throughout the last standing building of BTW that showcases the school’s remarkable history. Columbia SC 63 will host tours of the building during the Heritage Week-end.
For more information about the documentary project or Columbia SC 63, go to columbiasc63.com or call 803-851-5064.
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Columbia SC 63 comprised a diverse coalition of community leaders, educators, students and others. Its mission was to gather, preserve and showcase images, artifacts, and testimony to ensure that the deeper, multifaceted story of the struggle for freedom and justice in our city is told. Today, and into the future, Columbia SC 63 will continue uncovering and celebrating Columbia’s Civil Rights story because Our Story Matters.
June 22, 2018
6:15 PM – Doors Open
7:00 PM – Program Starts
Trinity Education Community & Conference Center
2523 Richland Street • Columbia, South Carolina