History of Edwards v. South Carolina

Bobby Donaldson and Isaac Washington talked about the Edwards v. South Carolina Supreme Court case. The case resulted from a protest… read more

Bobby Donaldson and Isaac Washington talked about the Edwards v. South Carolina Supreme Court case. The case resulted from a protest on March 2, 1961, when 187 peaceful civil rights protestors were arrested at the South Carolina State House. In Edwards v. South Carolina the Supreme Court of the United States held that the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution forbids state government officials from forcing a crowd to disperse when they are otherwise legally marching in front of a state house.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Columbia, South Carolina on April 15-19 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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May 19, 2013

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  • May 19, 2013 | 9:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 19, 2013 | 2:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 19, 2013 | 5:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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