Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
James M. Hinton House
This is the site of the home of James Miles Hinton (1891-1970), businessman, civil rights pioneer, and minister. Hinton moved to Columbia in 1939 and was elected president of the Columbia branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) that year. He was president of the S.C. State Conference of the NAACP from 1941 through 1958, as it grew from 13 chapters to 80 chapters.
Hinton helped overthrow the all-white Democratic primary in S.C. and helped plan strategy for Briggs v. Elliott, the S.C. case of those that led to Brown v. the Board of Education and school desegregation. He was often threatened, was kidnapped from Augusta in 1949, and had shots fired at his house here in 1956. Hinton was later pastor of Second Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia, and died in Augusta in 1970.
Erected 2008 by The Historic Columbia Foundation, the City of Columbia, and the S.C. Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 40-142.)
Location. 34° 0.502′ N, 81° 0.894′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Heidt Street and Lady Street, on the right when traveling north on Heidt Street Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heidt - Russell House / Edwin R. Russell (within shouting distance of this marker); Waverly Five and Dime / George Elmore and Elmore v. Rice (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matthew J. Perry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Visanska-Starks House (approx. ¼ mile away); Harden Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waverly (approx. 0.3 miles away); Allen University (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lighthouse & Informer / John H. McCray (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
More about this marker. The James M. Hinton House is located in Waverly District, a National Register of Historic Places District
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of Brown v. Board of Education markers.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 953 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.