ORANGEBURG OUT OF THE PAST

Acclaimed Orangeburg photographer Cecil Williams has a new book, “Unforgettable: A Time of Life Hope Bravery,” featuring images from 1950 and beyond. Of this photo from 1955, Williams writes: “James E. Sulton raises his fist symbolizing his determination to battle for freedom and justice. He was a man of peace but this was a point in time before Dr. Martin Luther King’s concept of non-violence. Sulton was a World War II veteran and served in the Artillery and Quartermaster Corps in the European Theatre. He was a devoted member of Christ-The-King Catholic Church, and he and his wife, Ruby, were the parents of five children. … He shared with me the outrage he felt after returning to the states from a tour in the U.S. Army. He observed highly ranked captured German soldiers in Charleston being served in a restaurant he could not be served in.”

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