CofC honors civil rights leader, Charleston native Septima P. Clark

Source: Live 5
Source: Live 5

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Martin Luther King Jr. called her the "Mother of the Movement" and now the College of Charleston has honored her with a portrait and marker.

Septima P. Clark, an important figure in the Civil Rights Movement, was born at 106 Wentworth St in 1898, that location now resides within the CofC campus.

On Thursday, the school unveiled a historic marker and portrait in her honor.

Thursday would have been her 120th birthday.

The portrait will hang at the Avery Research Center where Clark studied when it was the Avery Normal Institute.

The unveiling of the marker and portrait was held Thursday morning at 105 Wentworth Street.

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