Liberty Hill Church / Pioneers in Desegregation

Liberty Hill Church / Pioneers in Desegregation (HMFYA)

Location: Summerton, SC 29148 Clarendon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 35.46', W 80° 23.372'

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Liberty Hill Church
In 1867, five years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Thomas and Margaret Briggs gave four acres of land to this African Methodist Episcopal church. The present building, completed in 1905, has been brick veneered. Meetings held here in the 1940s and 1950s led to local court cases which helped bring about the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 ruling desegregating public schools.

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Pioneers in Desegregation
Nineteen members of this congregation were plantiffs in the case of Harry Briggs, Jr. vs. R.W. Elliott, heard in U.S. District Court, Charleston, in 1952. Although this court refused to abolish racial segregration in S.C. schools, this case, with others, led to the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 landmark decision desegregating public schools.
Marker Number14-8
Year Placed1985
Placed ByThe Congregation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 556644 N 3716975
Decimal Degrees33.59100000, -80.38953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.46', W 80° 23.372'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 27.60" N, 80° 23' 22.32" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-960 Liberty Hill Rd, Summerton SC 29148, US
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