Civil Rights Exhibition Scheduled to Open Day Before 50th Anniversary Celebration

Cassandra Rush - Exhibit Curator and Museum Founder
Cassandra Williams Rush – Exhibit Curator and Museum Founder

Starting May 7, there will be an evolving exhibit at the C. Williams Rush Gallery/Museum of African-American Arts Culture in Kingstree, SC. The exhibition is a result of the collaboration between the gallery/museum and the Tomlinson High School Class of 1966 and opening in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “March on Ballot Boxes” speech set for May 8 at the original speech location on Tomlinson Street.

The evolving exhibit will include artifacts, ephemera, mementos and other historical items from southern states, including South Carolina and Williamsburg County. Added throughout the year and on an ongoing basis, the items featured in the exhibit are all related to activities that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement.

The exhibit will remain at the C. Williams Rush Gallery/Museum of African-American Arts Culture until May 31, 2017. Upon its conclusion, it will be transferred to Francis Marion University, which has been named the exhibit custodian. Cassandra Williams Rush is the curator for the exhibit.

Civil Rights programs and activities are scheduled to coincide with the opening of the Civil Rights Exhibition, and will culminate with a main program in June 2016.

The exhibit hours are Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you would to schedule a visit outside of these hours, please call the gallery/museum ahead of time. Donations are accepted.

Learn more about the exhibit by visiting cwilliamsrushgallery.com or contact Cassandra Williams Rush at crushcolumbia@aol.com or (803) 397-1859.

Museum Address:
200 Hampton Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556