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About Columbia, SC
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Columbia’s Main Street was the stage for a number of defining moments during the Civil Rights Movement of 1963. A young domestic worker was ejected from a city bus for trying to exit off the front instead of the back at the corner of Main and Washington; sit-ins occurred regularly at lunch counters like Kress near the corner of Main and Hampton; and marches and protests filled the SC State House grounds at the state’s seat of government, which anchors Main Street.
Capturing and sharing a city’s story not only allows for locals to better understand their community’s historical significance, but gives visitors the opportunity to see below the surface and experience a destination from the inside out.
Columbia SC 63’s Main Street Tour takes visitors on a journey through some of Columbia’s Civil Rights noteworthy and moving stories. Currently, seven markers serve as reminders of pivotal incidents that occurred along Main Street. As Columbia SC 63 continues to uncover more stories, additional markers will be added in an effort to remember, but not repeat.
Learn more about Columbia’s Civil Rights history.
Wi-fi on the UofSC campus
Guests visiting the Columbia campus will need to provide general information such as a personal email address and a phone number capable of receiving SMS text messages to connect to the “uscguest” portal. Guests will be limited to 12-hour wireless sessions, and will be required to re-enroll after 12 hours.
Access additional information online about guest wifi. If you have any questions or need assistance connecting your device to our guest portal, please contact the DoIT Service Desk by calling 803-777-1800