Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
who through unmatched
courage, perseverance, and
personal sacrifice brought
the legal action by which
black people may participate
in South Carolina democratic
party primary elections --
"Elmore vs. Rice," 1947
Erected 1981 by W.E.B., Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans.
Location. 34° 0.554′ N, 81° 3.197′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Frontage Road. Marker is located near Elmore's tombstone, on the left side of the first drive into the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Randolph Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Howard School Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cemetery of the Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society (approx. Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865 (approx. half a mile away); Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (approx. half a mile away); Elmwood Cemetery Confederate Soldiers (approx. half a mile away); Richard Samuel Roberts House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . .
1. George A. Elmore. George A. Elmore born March 31, 1905 died February 25, 1959. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Interview with Harold R. Boulware, lead attorney in Elmore v. Rice, 1947. In the 1940s, South Carolina sought to maintain a whites-only Democratic primary. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 696 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.