I wonder how many people who drive the Septima Clark Expressway know much about the woman the stretch of US 17 was named after.
Clark was a seminal figure in the Civil Rights struggle, both here in South Carolina and nationally. SCETV called her “the “Queen Mother” or “Grandmother” of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
Martin Luther King, Jr., commonly referred to Ms. Clark, as “The Mother of the Movement”. SEE MORE BY CLICKING HERE
Now, the civil rights leader and activist is being honored with a collectible coin issued by the U.S. Mint. LEARN MORE HERE
The $1 coin depicts Septima Poinsette Clark marching with three Black students carrying books and an American flag, “representing that education and literacy among oppressed people is necessary for empowerment and enjoyment of civil rights,” The Post and Courier of Charleston reported. (Note…paywall restrictions apply if you’re not a subscriber).