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The Center for Civil Rights History and Research and the University of South Carolina Libraries have announced that civil rights journalist and documentary filmmaker Steve Crump and his wife Cathy have agreed to bring their papers and films to the university as the Steve and Cathy Wilson Crump Collection donate.

The films, interview recordings, and documents contained in this upcoming collection span Mr. Crump’s 40+ year career and cover key moments and characters in African American and civil rights history, including Congressman John Lewis; the Orangeburg massacre; Cancellation of school registration; Rock Hills Seat Protesters, the Friendship Nine; and Sarah Mae Flemming from Colombia, who protested against bus separation 17 months in front of Rosa Parks.

In addition to his historical documentaries, the collection will also reflect Crump’s work on international stories in Somalia and South Africa, as well as the most important news of our time, including the shooting of Mother Emanuel in Charleston, the removal of the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, and the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to archive the work of a renowned journalist like Mr. Crump in our moving image research collections and make it available to students, scholars and the next generation of journalists for decades to come,” said Dean Tom from UofSC Libraries said McNally. “The interviews and footage in this extensive collection are an invaluable resource for educators and scholars, especially civil rights historians. This acquisition enables us to include exceptional footage from Mr. Crump’s documentaries on topics such as Rock Hills Friendship Nine, students serving 30-day prison sentences after sitting at a local lunch counter at our Justice for All: South Carolina and American Civil Rights had a movement exhibition, ”said Dr. Bobby Donaldson, director of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research.

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