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Sumter County Museum
"Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery" is a traveling exhibition by the legendary artist Cecil J. Williams. The exhibition provides a rare glimpse of …
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"Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery" is a traveling exhibition by the legendary artist Cecil J. Williams. The exhibition provides a rare glimpse of events, portraits and moments of significant social change during the 1950s through the 1970s. The noble subjects and pioneers captured in Williams' images depict the unforgettable waves of change that influenced the world during that era.
This exhibition is on display at the Sumter County Museum, 122 N. Washington St., through May 16 and is free and open to the public for viewing.
A reception, special presentation and book signing with Williams will be held on Tuesday, March 31. The reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Books will be available for purchase. Registration is required. Go to SumterCountyMuseum.org under "Events" to register or go directly to https://statelibrary.sc.libcal.com/event/6411700.
In May 2006, Williams published a photo-documentary titled Out of the Box in Dixie. Unforgettable, the sequel to that publication, was released in February 2017. In 2020, Williams opened the Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum in Orangeburg. This is the first and only civil rights museum in South Carolina. Williams received a degree in art from Claflin University. "Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery" is sponsored by the South Carolina State Library, made possible with LSTA funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and through the generosity of Williams.
The Sumter County Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
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