The trustees of the S.C. Hall of Fame have selected two women as the 2014 inductees in the gallery at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. according to information from the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
They are Marian Wright Edelman, an advocate of disadvantaged Americans and a civil rights activist, and the late Septima Poinsette Clark, Charleston native, educator and civil rights activist.
Edelman, a native of Bennettsville, is the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund. She was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar and directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in Jackson, Miss.
Clark, who was 98 years old when she died in 1987, developed literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important role in the drive for both voting and civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr. called Clark “the mother of the movement.”
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The formal induction ceremony, free and open to the public, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at the convention center.