A mark on history in Summerton: 3 historical markers unveiled honor Briggs v. Elliott petitioners and plaintiffs; case was precursor to Brown v. Board that led to desegregation of schools

BY KAREEM WILSON
kareem@theitem.com
Posted 9/7/21

Summerton is a place brimming with history.

Located in the southwestern region of Clarendon County, the town is well-known for the court case Briggs v. Elliott filed in 1950 in which Levi Pearson, the Rev. J.A. DeLaine, Harry Briggs Sr. and 19 …

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