PACWI: Main Street Civil Rights Walking Tour

Friday, February 10, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Tour Meeting Place

American History Monument
South Carolina State House Grounds
Sumter Street Side
Columbia, SC 29208


Let's explore history together! Join members of PACWI for a Main Street Civil Rights Walking tour guided by Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters. The tour cost is $10 per person before the tour date.


The walking tour starts at the African American History Monument on the Sumter Street side of the South Carolina State House grounds. The tour will leave from there and everyone will walk down Main Street where the tour will end at City Hall on the corner of Main and Laurel streets. This walk is approximately 7 blocks and the tour will last approximately 1 hour.


Registration and payment: The event is limited to 30 participants. Registered participants will receive information on how to pay the $10 before the tour. Unpaid registrants will lose their reservation to make room for other participants on the waiting list.


If you would like to sponsor a graduate student to attend, please contact Dr. Gloria Washington at with the subject, PACWI: Main Street Civil Rights Walking Tour.


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Tour Guide

Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters

In January 2012, the mayors of seven southern cities, including Columbia’s Mayor Steve Benjamin, agreed to a joint initiative recognizing and commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1963 – the height of the American Civil Rights Movement. By telling these stories in unison, the goal was to assemble a more complete record of the movement that changed America.

Columbia SC 63 comprised a diverse coalition of community leaders, educators, students and others. Its mission is to gather, preserve and showcase images, artifacts, and testimony to ensure that the deeper, multifaceted story of the struggle for freedom and justice in Columbia is told.

Today, and into the future, Columbia SC 63 will continue uncovering and celebrating Columbia’s Civil Rights story because, Our Story Matters.