Civil Rights Ride 2013
October 11, 2013
Professor Tom Mullikin, Associate Director of the Doctorate of Law and Policy at Northeastern University in Boston, hosted the doctoral students in an historic Civil Rights Ride to examine the legislative, electoral and judicial developments in the struggle for equal rights. Professor Mullikin is the owner and principal attorney of the The Mullikin Law Firm.
Southern Brunch to Celebrate Civil Rights & Southern Politics Progression
“50 Years of Progress”
Address: McLean House 1308 Broad Street Camden, SC 29020
Travel to Clarendon County, SC (along the historic Charleston Highway)
Visit the Historic Liberty Hill A.M.E. Church in Clarendon County, SC
Historic Liberty Hill A.M.E. is associated with the movement that laid the groundwork for one of the U. S. Supreme Court's most celebrated decisions, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. In the small town of Summerton, South Carolina in 1947, the 1896 separate but equal doctrine, in Plessy vs. Ferguson, was questioned. In 1950 the case of Briggs v. Elliott was launched. The name of Harry Briggs appears at the top of the complaint for the Brown case.
"We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought, are by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment". - Chief Justice Warren, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
Tour of Charleston City Hall and Chamber