(Columbia, SC) – On Wednesday, July 17, the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina and Black Voters Matter will host the “Why We Vote: Exhibit Tour and Drop-in” at the University of South Carolina’s “Justice for All” exhibit. The exhibit is housed in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library located inside the Thomas Cooper Library on the University of South Carolina campus. The event will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
UofSC Professor Bobby Donaldson will be the featured guest speaker for the evening. Jazz Johnson, South Carolina State Coordinator for Black Voters Matter and Shakira Shirer, youth president of the Columbia NAACP, will also offer brief remarks.
The “Justice for All” exhibit tells the story of South Carolina’s role in the national Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit uses oral history recordings, film clips, photographs, postcards, diaries, and manuscripts to highlight largely overlooked chapters in the history of the movement. It is the work of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina, in partnership with the University of South Carolina Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Why We Vote event is a family-friendly program that will provide deeper context into the “Justice for All” exhibit. The event is free and all members of the event are invited to attend.