Explore Columbia’s Civil Rights History – US Civil Rights Trail
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    Tread a Troubled Path to Equality

    Like in most Southern states, the path to social justice and equality landed squarely at the seat of government. The state’s capital was home to many peaceful marches and demonstrations to draw attention to laws that supported segregation, Jim Crow, voter intimidation and racial violence. Pivotal moments are captured at the South Carolina State House and at several attractions like the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House.


    When you’re ready to experience the history of the United States Civil Rights Trail firsthand, download a state itinerary. These guides have information about the sites you can visit in each state as well as directions and other useful tools to help you successfully plan your trip.


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