Claudia Smith Brinson and Dr. Valinda Littlefield consider Stories of Struggle: The Clash over Civil Rights in South Carolina with Dr. Walter Edgar on South Carolina Public Radio

November 5, 2020 | by scpress

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In Stories of Struggle journalist Claudia Smith Brinson details the lynchings, beatings, cross burnings, and venomous hatred that black South Carolinians endured—as well as the astonishing courage, dignity, and compassion of those who risked their lives for equality. These intimate stories of courage, both heartbreaking and inspiring, shine a light on the progress achieved by nonviolent civil rights activists while also revealing white South Carolinians’ often violent resistance to change. Although significant racial disparities remain, the sacrifices of these brave men and women produced real progress—and hope for the future.

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