South Carolina’s only Democrat in Congress will donate his official papers and other documents to the University of South Carolina as part of a new civil rights center announced Monday.
Congressman Jim Clyburn revealed the contribution to the university’s new Center for Civil Rights History and Research during a ceremony Monday.
“I hope that I can play a role in bringing the role in bringing the real story of South Carolina to those who would benefit from it,” Clyburn said during the ceremony.
USC already has a significant collection of papers from some of the state’s most noted civil rights leaders, including Joseph A. De Laine, John Bolt Culbertson, I. DeQuincey Newman and Modjeska Monteith Simkins, but school leaders say they want to house the documents in a single location rather than scattered across its massive library collections.