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C3: Charleston Civil Rights and Civics

July 31, 2023 - August 4, 2023


Charleston Civil Rights and Civics (C3), in partnership with Kids on Point, is an immersive civil rights experience for high school students completing their freshman year. Through a weeklong program, students will engage with our civil rights history and democratic process, enabling them to better understand each other and become life-long active citizens.

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C3 will host its inaugural class July 31, 2023 - August 4, 2023.
Open to High School Freshman (Rising Sophomores)

C3 at KOP

Rooted in an immersive curriculum, students will visit some of the most impactful sites in the Lowcountry to learn firsthand about our region’s history of slavery and civil rights. Together, we will visit the International African American Museum, historic sites throughout Charleston, Robert Small’s House, church and burial site, the Penn Center on Saint Helena Island, HBCUs and the sites of the Orangeburg Massacre and the Gibbes Museum of Art. We will learn from experts in the field and hear first hand accounts of the Charleston Hospital Workers Strike, the Orangeburg Massacre and other significant civil rights movements. The week will conclude at the Charleston Board of Elections where students will learn about our election process, how to register to vote and the importance of voting, in addition to a legislative panel with local elected officials and a special graduation ceremony.

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C3 exists to teach the untold history of the Lowcountry’s civil rights legacy, build bridges and develop relationships between high school freshmen of diverse backgrounds.


Monday: International African American Museum, Charleston Civil Rights Walking Tour

Tuesday: Beaufort and Robert Smalls, Saint Helena Island, Gullah Geechee Culture Heritage Corridor

Wednesday: Orangeburg Massacre, South Carolina State University, Claflin

Thursday: Gibbes Museum of Art, first-hand accounts of major civil rights milestones

Friday: Charleston Board of Elections, Legislative Panel, Graduation

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Our Advisory Committee

C3 is grateful to have input from community leaders and for the support of its Advisory Committee.

YWCA of Greater Charleston
DeMett Jenkins
Lilly Director of Education and Engagement for Faith Based Communities, International African American Museum
Courtney Howard
Chief Diversity Officer, College of Charleston
Reverend Dr. Marion Platt III
International African American Museum Faith Based Advisory Council
Timothy N. Grant
M.TS., M. Div., Senior Pastor- Greater St. Peter’s Church; Associate Dean/ Chief Diversity Officer, Charleston Southern University
Joan Zaleski
Co-President, League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area
Dr. Tamara T. Butler
Executive Director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture