Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
I. DeQuincey Newman House
Isaiah DeQuincey Newman (1911~1985), Methodist minister, civil rights leader, and state senator, lived here from 1960 until his death. Born in Darlington County, he attended Claflin College and was a graduate of Clark College and Gammon Theological Seminary. Newman, a long-time pastor, was also a major figure in the Civil Rights Movement in S.C. for more than forty years, beginning in the 1940s.
In 1943 Newman helped found the Orangeburg branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, State field director of the S.C. NAACP 1960 ~ 69, he later advised governors and Congressmen on poverty and on improving housing and medical care in S.C. In 1983 Newman became the first black member of S.C. Senate since 1888. He resigned in 1985 because of ill health and died a few months later.
Erected 2012 by South Carolina United Methodist "Advocate". (Marker Number 40-175.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
Location. 34° 2.184′ N, 81° 1.695′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Chappelle Street near Lorick Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2210 Chappelle Street, Columbia SC 29203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. I. DeQuincey Newman Freeway (approx. one mile away); Geiger Ave. Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); S.C. Confederate Soldiers’ Home (approx. 1.2 miles away); South Carolina Female Collegiate Institute (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Home (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the Surrender of Columbia, SC (approx. 1.4 miles away); Benjamin Mack House (approx. 1˝ miles away); South Carolina State Hospital (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . .
1. I. DeQuincey Newman. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.)
2. I. DeQuincey Newman House Marker Unveiling. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.