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SC Lede: Claudia Smith Brinson's 'Stories of Struggle'

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On this edition of the South Carolina Lede for August 17, 2021, journalist Claudia Smith Brinson joins us to discuss the long and arduous struggle for civil rights in the Palmetto State. In her book Stories of Struggles: The Clash Over Civil Rights in South Carolina (2020, USC Press), Brinson details the lynchings, death threats, and hatred Black South Carolinians endured as well as the courage and compassion of those who risked their lives for equality.


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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.