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POSTPONED: "Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery" Traveling Exhibition & Presentation by Cecil J. Williams


"Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery" is a traveling exhibition by the legendary artist, Mr. Cecil J. Williams. This exhibition is on display at the Sumter County Museum from February 20 - May 16, 2020.

Please join us on March 31, 2020 for a special presentation, reception, and book signing with Mr. Williams. This exhibit and event are free and open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m. for light refreshments and exhibit viewing. Mr. Williams' presentation starts at 6 p.m.

To ensure seating for this event, please register below.

Cecil J. Williams, a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina, is a professional photographer, videographer, publisher, inventor, author of 6 books, and architect of six residences that became his home and photography studio.

In May 2006, he published a photo-documentary entitled Out of the Box in Dixie. Unforgettable, the sequel to that publication released in February 2017. In 2020, Williams opened the Cecil William Civil Rights Museum in Orangeburg, SC. This is the first and only civil rights museum in South Carolina. Williams received a degree in Art from Claflin University.

The photography exhibition provides a rare glimpse of events, portraits, and moments of significant social change during the 1950s through the 1970s. The noble subjects and pioneers captured in Williams’ images depict the unforgettable waves of change that influenced the world during that era.

Sumter County Museum

122 North Washington Street

Sumter, SC 29151-1456

Phone 803-775-0908

Museum Hours: Thurs-Sat 10:00-5:00


"Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery" traveling exhibition is sponsored by the South Carolina State Library, made possible with LSTA funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and through the generosity of Mr. Cecil Williams.

For more information, please contact Ashley Till, SC State Library, atill@statelibrary.sc.gov

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Sumter County Museum, 122 North Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29151
Traveling Exhibit
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