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"The Consummate Activist:" Ike Williams

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

"The Consummate Activist:" Ike Williams

"The consummate activist," according to Congressman Jim Clyburn, Isaac W. "Ike" Williams (1945-2008) dedicated his life to community service and the advancement of civil rights. He is perhaps best recognized for serving as Field Director of the NAACP in South Carolina from 1969 to 1983. Numerous awards recognized his lifetime of service.

The exhibit features highlights from his collection including a handwritten speech reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr. (1996), special NAACP reports on police-citizen violence and busing, in addition to numerous photographs from throughout his career. "The Consummate Activist:" Ike Williams will be on display in the Hollings Library through February 2018. 


“The Consummate Activist:” Ike Williams will be on display in the Brittain Gallery (Hollings Library, Main Floor) Jan 12 – Feb 28.

Check out the exhibit and Tweet us your feedback! @UofSC_SCPC 

Want to know more? Check out our LibGuide, "Ike Williams."