Liberty Hill AME Church near Summerton was founded in 1867. This building was built in 1905 in wood and brick veneer was added in the 1940s. Nineteen members of this congregation were plaintiffs in the case of Briggs v. Elliott, heard in U.S. District Court in Charleston in 1952. Although the three-judge panel refused to abolish racial segregation in South Carolina schools, a dissenting opinion influenced the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education

Liberty Hill AME Church near Summerton was founded in 1867. This building was built in 1905 in wood and brick veneer was added in the 1940s. Nineteen members of this congregation were plaintiffs in the case of Briggs v. Elliott, heard in U.S. District Court in Charleston in 1952. Although the three-judge panel refused to abolish racial segregation in South Carolina schools, a dissenting opinion influenced the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education

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