Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Pioneers in Desegregation

Marker ID: SCHM 14-8
Location: about 1 mile N of St. Paul on Road 373
County: Clarendon
Coordinates: N 33° 35.46    W 080° 23.372
  33.591    -80.38953333
Style: Free Standing **


Nineteen members of this congregation were plaintiffs in the case of Harry Briggs, Jr., vs. R. W. Elliott, heard in U.S. District Court, Charleston, in 1952. Although this court refused to abolish racial segregation in S.C. schools, this case, with others, led to the U.S. Supreme Court´s 1954 landmark decision desegregating public schools.

Erected by The Congregation - 1985


Two sided marker - Liberty Hill Church