Law Offices of Coblyn and Townsend

This building, listed as a contributing property in the Orangeburg Downtown Historic District, housed the offices of Earl W. Coblyn and Zack E. Townsend. Coblyn and Townsend were African American lawyers who represented the plaintiffs in the Adams v. School District No. 5 case in 1964, which resulted in enforced desegregation of Orangeburg schools.

KEYWORDS: NATIONAL REGISTER, CIVIL RIGHTS, ORANGEBURG, LAW, ADAMS V. SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5