ORANGEBURG OUT OF THE PAST

Thurgood Marshall visits Orangeburg in 1955: Thurgood Marshall, then special counsel to the NAACP, visited Orangeburg in November 1955, speaking at Claflin University as an advocate for equal rights. Following the unanimous Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Marshall returned to South Carolina to encourage and support cases to test the school-desegregation ruling. Marshall went on to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice. This photo is from Orangeburg photographer Cecil Williams’ book titled “Freedom & Justice.”

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