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Explore local African American historic sites by bus with Historic Columbia on Saturday, February 29. From the Mann-Simons Site, to the North Carolina Mutual Building, this tour explores houses, businesses and other important African American sites. Largely comprised of sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this tour features locations that illustrate important events and little-known facts about Columbia's African American community. The tour group will meet at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills. $10/adult and $5/youth for members $15/adult and $7/youth for non-members Free for children 5 & under
untilModjeska Monteith Simkins was born in Columbia, S.C. on December 5, 1899, into a society that legally dispossessed women and people of color of their civil liberties. Over the course of her 92 years, she displayed a courage and perseverance that many argue was unmatched. Join Katharine Allen, Director of Research at Historic Columbia, to learn about the ongoing interpretive improvements at her former home, which will reopen to the public later this year. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to this program.