The culminating event of the ColumbiaSC 63 project was the unveiling on March 14 of seven signs along Main Street documenting the area’s civil rights history.
The signs tell the stories of Sarah Mae Flemming, who was kicked off a city bus in 1954 when the driver said she’d tried to sit in the whites-only section; Lennie Glover, a black student who was stabbed at a sit-in; Lester Bates, the mayor of Columbia in the 1960s who pushed for a peaceful integration process; and others involved in historic events of the 1960s.
Two other local signs are at Zion Baptist Church, a focal point of the local civil rights movement, and at 2217 Waverly St., former site of a Nation of Islam mosque where Malcolm X spoke.
The signs mark a turning point for Columbia in becoming more active in promoting its civil rights history. The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau has been an active partner in the ColumbiaSC 63 project, and the director of the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism spoke at the March 14 event, saying civil rights history is an important component of the state’s tourism efforts.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
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