Civil Rights

“Women of the Movement” explores the life of Emmett Till’s mother, premiering tonight on ABC Columbia

Emmett Till was a 14-year-old boy who was lynched in the Jim Crow south, after being accused of whistling at a white woman in 1955. The story didn’t end there. Premiering tonight right here on ABC Columbia, “Women of the Movement” journeys through the life of Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, as she helped birth the civil rights movement we know today.

Feds Indict Michael Slager on Civil Rights Violation, Lying in Walter Scott Shooting

WCIV FILE – A still image from a cellphone video shows former North Charleston officer Michael Slager and officer Clarence Habersham following the shooting of Walter Scott on April 4th. CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The white former North Charleston police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man during a traffic stop in April 2015 will…

Congressmen Kick-Off SC Civil Rights Tour

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — United States Representatives Jim Clyburn and John Lewis kicked off the Faith and Politic’s Institute’s 2016 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to South Carolina on Friday morning. “It’s what the struggles been all about, the behavior to forgive with a sense of grace, hope and love,” said Rep. John Lewis. Representatives Clyburn and Lewis will lead…

Watch: Civil Rights Pilgrimage in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A Civil Rights Pilgrimage in South Carolina kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. Among the participants, U.S. Senator Tim Scott along with U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and U.S. Representative John Lewis. Scott and Clyburn will host the Faith and Politics Institute’s 2016 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Good Morning Columbia’s Crysty Vaughan reports….

SC Senator Tim Scott to take part in Civil Rights Pilgrimage

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Some South Carolina Senators and Representatives– will take part in a Civil Rights Pilgrimage to South Carolina. U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), along with U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA), will host the Faith and Politics Institute’s 2016 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to South Carolina March 18-20, 2016. According to Senator Scott,…

Members of Congress to Make Civil Rights Pilgrimage to SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As many as three dozen members of Congress are expected in South Carolina next month to explore the role the state has played in the fight for civil rights. The Faith and Politics Institute announced Thursday that the three-day event will be held the weekend of March 18th. It will be hosted by U.S. Rep. Jim…