Southern Justice: a civil rights panel discussion

“Southern Justice, Then and Now”

With panelists James T. McCain Jr, Chair, Sumter County Council, Dr. Bobby Donaldson, Professor of History, University of South Carolina, Columbia, and Director of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research, and Dr. Cleveland Sellers, noted civil rights activist and educator. The discussion will be moderated by artist and Executive Director of 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Michaela Pilar Brown.

This should be a very interesting conversation with the springboard being Norman Rockwell’s “Murder in Mississippi” painted in 1965, depicting the murders of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner in the summer of 1964 when they were in Mississippi working with CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) registering voters during Freedom Summer. James McCain Jr’s father was the Field Secretary for CORE and was in Mississippi at the time of the murders.

Please join us for this important conversation beginning at 5:30PM, Thursday, 21 October, 2021 at the Sumter County Gallery of Art, 200 Hasel Street, Sumter, SC 29150

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