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June

June

5

1963

Rev. I. DeQuincey Newman announces that the NAACP will stage massive demonstrations in eight S.C. cities unless negotiations begin to “solve racial differences”

6

1939

Marian Wright Edelman, the first African-American woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar and founder of the Children Defense Fund was born in Bennettsville, SC

13

1910

William D. Crum, a South Carolina physician is appointed minister to Liberia

19

1963

Mayor Lester Bates announces his belief that there is no need for a bi-racial committee to negotiate integration process in public schools

21

1832

Joseph Hayne Rainey was born into slavery in Georgetown, SC. Rainey was the first African American to serve in the United States House of Representatives, the second African American to serve in Congress, the first African American presiding officer of the US House of Representatives

22

1964

The Supreme court reverses the convictions of Simon Bouie, Tallmadge Neal and Charles Barr and two others in trespassing cases

23

1951

SC District Court ruled in favor of the Clarendon County School board that segregation is inequality

24

1954

Sarah Mae Flemming, a young African American domestic worker was hit by a Columbia bus driver for sitting in the front and ejected from the bus on the corner of Main and Washington Streets

29

1937

James Roland Clark, M.D., recognized as an expert on sickle cell anemia and one of the founders of the Columbia Area Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation (CASCAF) was born in Columbia, SC