Culbertson, John Bolt


Biographical Note:

John Bolt Culbertson, lawyer and activist, was a "liberal lion" of South Carolina's Upstate for most of the twentieth century, establishing a law practice in which he represented unions, the working class, disabled veterans, African-Americans, and others in need of a voice--many of whom could not afford to pay him. His outspokenness and his political leanings, atypical for South Carolina at that time, resulted in financial setbacks, insults, and even crosses burned on his lawn, but Culbertson was largely undaunted.

Papers, c. 1886-1989, 31 ft.

Collection Finding Aid (pdf,43 pages).

Video of event celebrating the opening of the collection:
John Bolt Culbertson Event





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