UofSC to expand civil rights exhibits, programs and collections

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the university announced a $1.5 million gift from Williams, an energy infrastructure company, to enhance the Center for Civil Rights History and Research.

This transformational gift will help the center fund traveling and permanent exhibitions, expand its collection of oral histories, acquire archival collections and enhance student learning throughout South Carolina’s K-12 and college classrooms.

“With this generous gift from Williams, the center will take great strides toward achieving more of what we have envisioned,” said Interim President Harris Pastides. “From the moment this center was conceived, we have hoped to see its impact extend across South Carolina, and beyond, to illuminate the events and people that defined our state’s role in the struggle for civil rights. This investment will enable the center to broaden its reach and resources for that mission.”

A Williams employee and university alumna, Kelly Adams, shared information about the center with colleagues. A relationship was soon established to formalize an agreement on a three-year fund for the center. 

Read the full story, written by Peggy Binette, on the university website.

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