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"Unforgettable" talk with Civil Rights Photographer Cecil Williams

Please join us for a talk by acclaimed photographer Cecil J. Williams who is well known for his documentation of many important events of the Civil Rights Movement that took place in South Carolina. Mr. Williams will discuss his book Unforgettable: 1950-1970: celebrating a time of life hope and bravery that is the inspiration for the Unforgettable traveling exhibit currently on display at the Chester County Library in Chester, SC.

Unforgettable talk by Mr. Cecil J. Williams, 1:00p

Book signing and Light refreshments, 2:00pm

Chester County area residents can visit the “Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery” exhibit while it is on display at the Chester County Library December 1st, 2022 through February 28th, 2023. The exhibit showcases a collection of nearly 40 images from Mr. Williams’ book Unforgettable: 1950-1970: celebrating a time of life hope and bravery as well as his previous works Orangeburg 1968: a place and time remembered, Out-of-the-box in Dixie: Cecil William’s photography of the South Carolina events that changed America, and Freedom & justice: four decades of the civil rights struggle as seen by a Black photographer of the Deep South. The exhibit provides a rare glimpse of events, portraits, and moments of significant social change in South Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s and depicts the unforgettable waves of change that impacted the world. This exhibit and program is made possible with LSTA funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the SC State Library, and through the generosity of Cecil Williams.

For more information about this exhibit and event, please contact Virginia Pierce, Library Collections and Services Director, SC State Library, vpierce@statelibrary.sc.gov or (803) 734-8646.

The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Library is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other sources.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Chester County Library
100 Center Street Chester, SC 29706
Adult Learning Cultural General Traveling Exhibit

Registration is required. There are 70 seats available.