A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites

Tour:

Separate Is NOT Equal – The Briggs vs. Elliott Tour

Welcome to Clarendon County, home of the pivotal Briggs vs. Elliott school desegregation court case that helped form the basis of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling. This tour outlines the churches, homes and sites associated with the families who signed the petition in 1951 to integrate schools in their district after witnessing inferior service to African American students. Although the U.S. District Court in Charleston ruled against the parents, the dissenting opinion was used, along with several others, as the argument for Brown.

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