The discussion is presented in conjunction with Historic Columbia Foundation’s 2013 Jubilee: Festival of Heritage to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Moderated by Dr. Bobby Donaldson, professor of history at the University of South Carolina, this panel discussion will feature Columbians who attended the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, who will share their recollections and impressions of that historic day.
I Was There: Remembering the March on Washington will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25 at Bethel AME Church, located at 819 Woodrow Street in downtown Columbia. This event is part of the yearlong Columbia SC 63 initiative, a partnership of the City of Columbia, Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, Historic Columbia Foundation and the University of South Carolina. This event is free and open to the public.
To raise awareness and understanding of a truly pivotal chapter in American history, Columbia, South Carolina has joined several other Southeastern cities to commemorate 50 years since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Comprising a diverse coalition of community leaders, educators, students, residents and others, Columbia SC 63 will explore remarkable accounts of strength, determination and sacrifice that define how and why “Our Story Matters” – historically and for the future – to South Carolina and to our nation. For more information about activities and events associated with this initiative please visit their website here.
Source: Columbia SC 63 press release
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