Modjeska Simkins House

Modjeska Simkins House (HMO2I)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.842', W 81° 2.139'

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(Front text)
This house was for sixty years the home of Modjeska Monteith Simkins (1899-1992), social reformer and civil rights activist. A Columbia native, she was educated at Benedict College, then taught high school. Director of Negro Work for the S.C. Anti-tuberculosis Association 1931-1942, Simkins was the first black in S.C. to hold a full-time, statewide, public health position.
(Reverse text)
Simkins was a founder of the S.C. Conference of the National Asssociation for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). As the secretary of the conference 1941-1957, Simkins hosted many meetings and planning sessions here, for cases such as Brown v. Board of Education. In 1997 the house was acquired by the Collaborative for Community Trust; it was transferred to the Historic Columbia Foundation in 2007.
HM NumberHMO2I
Marker Number40-148
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, October 27th, 2014 at 3:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 496708 N 3763712
Decimal Degrees34.01403333, -81.03565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.842', W 81° 2.139'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 50.52" N, 81° 2' 8.34" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2025 Marion St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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