University of South Carolina

USC to honor life of civil rights and labor activist

By Megan Sexton,803-777-1421,

An event honoring the life of attorney and civil rights and labor activist John Bolt Culbertson (1908-1983) will take place 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library at the University of South Carolina.

The event marks the opening of Culbertson’s papers, which are held by South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC). Among those speaking will be Thomas Terrill, distinguished professor of history emeritus, and Dorothy Walker, associate director of SCPC.

The event is free and open to the public and includes a reception.

Materials from the Culbertson collection are on display in the Hollings Library’s SCPC gallery, and a small additional exhibit will be mounted in the USC School of Law library. Both will remain on display until Sept. 1.

More about the Culbertson exhibit and collection can be found at

For more information, contact SCPC’s Dorothy Walker at 803-777-5825.


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Posted: 08/27/12 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 08/27/12 @ 10:34 AM | Permalink