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February

History

Opening Day | Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It

SC State Museum

2/28 @ 10:00 am

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/28 @ 2:00 pm

Visual Art

Artist Salon: Columbia Now

2/27 @ 12:00 pm

Literature

Lee Smith and the Good ‘ol Girls | One Book, One Community Finale Event

One Book, One Community

2/26 @ 7:00 pm

Visual Art

Tatara Fire | A Discussion with Henry Mandell

2/24 @ 6:00 pm

History

Jasper’s Book Club

One Columbia for Arts & History, Jasper Magazine

2/22 @ 3:00 pm

Music

The Palladium Society Chili Cook-Off Presented by Music Farm Columbia

2/21 @ 5:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/21 @ 2:00 pm

History

Sherman’s Army at Doko

2/20 @ 7:00 pm

History

News from Hell before Breakfast: Old General Sherman Gives a Commencement Address

One Book, One Community

2/19 @ 7:00 pm

Music

Cleaning Up the Dirty South

2/17 @ 8:00 pm

Literature

Art from the Ashes Reading

Jasper Magazine

2/17 @ 7:00 pm

History

Columbia Burning: A Sesquicentennial Reappraisal

2/17 @ 9:00 am

Dance

Columbia Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia

2/17 @ 5:00 pm

History

Burning of Columbia Historical Marker Unveiling

2/17 @ 4:00 pm

Theater/Film

Gone With the Wind REDUX

2/16 @ 5:30 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/16 @ 10:00 am

History

Confederate Home State Historical Marker Unveiling

SC Department of Archives & History, Richland County Conservation Commission

2/15 @ 2:00 pm

Theater/Film

Gone With the Wind

2/15 @ 1:00 pm

History

Sunday Roll: Bus Tour of Civil War Sites

Historic Columbia

2/15 @ 2:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/15 @ 10:00 am

History

Fire at Washington Street | Service of Remembrance

2/15 @ 11:00 am

History

Re-enactment of Firing on the State House

2/14 @ 12:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/14 @ 10:00 am

History

History Day

2/14 @ 10:00 am

History

Lunch & Learn Series

2/13 @ 12:00 pm

History

Congaree Creek Earthworks Historical Marker Unveiling

2/13 @ 2:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/13 @ 10:00 am

History

Tom Elmore Presents: The Burning of Columbia

2/12 @ 6 pm

Theater/Film

On Agate Hill | Theatrical Performance

2/12 @ 6:30 pm

Dance

Opening reception | Crafting Civil (War) Conversations

2/12 @ 5:30 pm

History

Sherman’s March through Lexington County

2/11 @ 6:30 pm

History

The Civil War in Lexington County with JR Fennell

2/10 @ 6:30 pm

History

Walter Edgar’s Conversations on the Civil War

2/10 @ 5:30 pm

Theater/Film

Sherman’s March

2/9 @ 5:30 pm

History

Crossings: An Art Performance Event | Participant Meetings

2/9 @ 6:00 pm

History

Civil War Lecture Series | Atlanta and Columbia Remember Sherman: Monuments and Ruins

Historic Columbia

2/8 @ 3:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/8 @ 10:00 am

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/7 @ 10:00 am

History

Columbia Time Machine | Civil War Coin Trail Kick-Off

2/7 @ 11:00 am

History

Lunch & Learn Series

2/6 @ 12:00 pm

History

Homeschool Friday | Columbia in the Civil War

2/6 @ 10:00 am

history

Walking in the Past Lane | The Burning of Columbia: The March from Columbia to Cheraw

Richland Library

2/5 @ 6:00 pm

Literature

Art from the Ashes | Panel Presentation

2/5 @ 7:00 pm

History

Opening Reception | Impressions of Chimneyville

Historic Columbia

2/5 @ 6:00 pm

History

Walter Edgar’s Conversations on the Civil War

2/3 @ 5:30 pm

Literature

Sherman’s Psychological War on Civilians and the Burning of Columbia

2/3 @ 7:00 pm

Theater/Film

The Searchers

2/2 @ 5:30 pm

History

Civil War Lecture Series: By the Red Glare Discussion and Book Signing

2/1 @ 3:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

2/1 @ 2:00 pm

Theater/Film

The Battle of Bull Run

2/1 @ 3:00 pm

Literature

Art from the Ashes | Book Launch and Art Exhibit Opening

2/1 @ 5:00 pm

January

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

1/31 @ 1:00 pm

History

Lunch & Learn Series

1/30 @ 12:00 pm

History

Guided Tours of the Congaree Creek Battlefield Site

City of Cayce, The River Alliance

1/30 @ 1:00 pm

History

Through the Fire

1/29 @ 7:00 pm

History

Walter Edgar’s Conversations on the Civil War

1/27 @ 5:30 pm

Theater/Film

CSA: The Confederate States of America

1/26 @ 5:30 pm

History

Civil War Lecture Series: Prisoner of War Camps in the Midlands, Chester DePratter

1/25 @ 3:00 pm

History

Lunch & Learn Series

1/23 @ 12:00 pm

History

What did Jews think about slavery at the start of the Civil War?

1/20 @ 6:30 pm

History

Walter Edgar’s Conversations on the Civil War

1/20 @ 5:30 pm

Theater/Film

Rebirth of a Nation

1/19 @ 7:00 pm

History

Civil War Lecture Series: Rattled Yankees & Inconsolable Civilians in the Wake of the Burning of Columbia

SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

1/18 @ 3:00 pm

History

Museum Road Show: Civil War Edition

1/17 @ 9:30 am

History

Jasper Magazine: January Issue Launch Party and One Book Announcement

Jasper Magazine

1/15 @ 6:00 pm

History

Walter Edgar’s Conversations on the Civil War

1/13 @ 5:30 pm

history

Sherman’s Flame & Blame Campaign: A Book Discussion with Patricia McNeely

1/11 @ 3:00 pm

History

Second Sunday Roll: Bus Tour of Civil War Sites

Historic Columbia

1/11 @ 2:00 pm

history

Walking in the Past Lane | The Burning of Columbia: The March along the Old State Road

Richland Library

1/8 @ 6:00 pm

Opening Day | Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It

SC State Museum

Event Details

February 28

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It, opening on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the South Carolina State Museumtells the story of a powerful grass-roots “people story” behind the Supreme Court’s landmark Civil Rights decision Brown v. Board of Education. The exhibit traces the saga of Rev. J.A. DeLaine and the brave citizens of Clarendon County who brought the first lawsuit challenging racial segregation in public schools.

As organizations and people commemorate the end of the Civil War, this exhibit reminds us that the struggle for freedom and civil rights was far from over when the war ended. Black men and women across the United States continued to fight intolerance and violence in order to exercise their rights as citizens. Few realize that one of the most important legal battles started in South Carolina. The final chapters of Brown played out in the Supreme Court, but the story began when Rev. DeLaine and his neighbors filed a lawsuit demanding the end of separate, unequal school for their children.