James M. Hinton House

James M. Hinton House (HMIOV)

Location: Columbia, SC 29204 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.502', W 81° 0.894'

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(Front text)
This is the site of the home of James Miles Hinton (1891-1970), businessman, civil rights pioneer, and minister. Hinton moved to Columbia in 1939 and was elected president of the Columbia branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) that year. He was president of the S.C. State Conference of the NAACP from 1941 through 1958, as it grew from 13 chapters to 80 chapters.
(Reverse text)
Hinton helped overthrow the all-white Democratic primary in S.C. and helped plan strategy for Briggs v. Elliott, the S.C. case of those that led to Brown v. the Board of Education and school desegregation. He was often threatened, was kidnapped from Augusta in 1949, and had shots fired at his house here in 1956. Hinton was later pastor of Second Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia, and died in Augusta in 1970.
Marker Number40-142
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Historic Columbia Foundation, the City of Columbia, and the S.C. Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 10:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 498624 N 3763083
Decimal Degrees34.00836667, -81.01490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.502', W 81° 0.894'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 30.12" N, 81° 0' 53.64" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1222 Heidt St, Columbia SC 29204, US
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