Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Septima Poinsette Clark 1898-1987
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. convinced Clark to accept a position as Director of Education with the Southern Christian Leadership Council. Clark's lifelong passion for human rights and equality of justice inspired others. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter presented Clark the Living Legacy Award.
The very health of our society depends upon constant unfettered reappraisal of our human condition - - of religion and the spiritual goals of life, of politics and our use of power, of economics and the responsibilities of wealth, of justice and its availability to all human relationships, and the search for that real peace
I want people to see Children as human beings and not to think of the money it costs nor think of the amount of time it will take, but to think of the lives that can be developed into Americans who will redeem the soul of America and will really make America a great country.
Location. 32° 47.424′ N, 79° 55.554′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Calhoun Street near east of Concord Street. Touch for map. Located at Liberty Square on Freedom Lane (Calhoun Street extended walkway). Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Sumter Bricks (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter Today (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Port of Charleston (about 300 feet away); The Borough Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Borough Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Liberty Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Benjamin DuPré House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Moses C. Levy House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . .
1. Septima Poinsette Clark. ...referred to as the "queen mother of the civil rights movement," ... (Submitted on April 28, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Septima Poinsette Clark, from Wikipedia. ...developed the literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important role in the drive for voting rights .... (Submitted on April 28, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.