Upstairs meeting space, table that seats 6, 4 additional chairs, wet bar, coffee and water, fiber internet, wi-fi enabled tv.
On March 7, 1961, Jean Hoefer sat in a packed courtroom to watch attorneys Matthew J. Perry, Jr., Lincoln C. Jenkins, Jr. and Donald Sampson defend eight black demonstrators, including James Edwards, Jr., against a charge of breach of the peace. Five days prior, these eight college and high school students were among 190 individuals, including 187 black students, arrested as they peacefully paraded through the South Carolina State House grounds in groups of 15 to 25 people and sang patriotic and religious hymns. Although only a senior in high school, Hoefer was already part of an interfaith, biracial coalition which placed her “right there shoulder to shoulder with some of the very few white Southern young people who supported civil rights activities.”
JEAN TOAL ROOM
Ground level, ADA accessible, fiber internet, wi-fi enabled tv, flexible seating for 8, dry bar for catering, coffee and water,
On June 6, 2001, almost 53 years to the day of Lilly Stern Filler’s immigration to the United States, she led the dedication of the South Carolina Holocaust Memorial in downtown Columbia. The monument marked the beginning of an ongoing, purposeful commitment to educate future generations of South Carolinians about the Holocaust, its survivors, and liberators. For Dr. Filler, who thrived on new challenges, leading this effort was the natural beginning of a new chapter in a life full of accomplishments.
LILLY FILLER ROOM
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