S.C. civil rights leader dies in Georgia at 83

There are 6 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Dec 10, 2010, titled S.C. civil rights leader dies in Georgia at 83. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

Gloria Blackwell, whose participation in the civil rights movement of the 1960s got her arrested and cost her a teaching job in Orangeburg has died in Georgia from congestive heart failure, her daughter said.

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Rosa Bogar

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#1 Dec 12, 2010
I am honored to have had the opportunity to honor Dr. Gloria Rackley Blackwell on May of 1997 at Trinity United Methodist Church in my hometown of Orangeburg,South Carolina for her bravery in the civil struggle in Orangeburg and for humanity. I will always keep her legacy alive! through the fifteen years of work on Civil Rights Remembrance Day for which I am the visionary. It is proper to share Truth! because it can not be erased. I learned this truth through Dr. Blackwell,s life and other great poineers of the Orangeburg Movement A-shaa Rosa Mavins Bogar
Rosa Bogar

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#2 Feb 3, 2011
February 8th,will commemorate forty three years of the Orangeburg Massacre.Many were hurt and Samuel Hammond,Delano Middleton and Henry smith loss their lives.All in the pursuit of human dignity. I truly believe that a simple act of kindness can bring about healing and resolve in a complex period in my hometown,s history! I am a native of Orangeburg South Carolina. Rosa Mavins Bogar
Rosa Bogar

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Dec 29, 2011
The "spirit" of Dr. Gloria Rackly Blackwell is very much with us today. Her legacy will live on!
Rosa Bogar

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 22, 2012
Dr. Gloria Rackley Blackwell left us two years ago, Let us continue to keep her legacy alive!! simply put. Thank you Dr. Blackwell. Rosa Mavins Bogar
Rosa Bogar

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Mar 15, 2013
I am excited to share that Dr. Gloria Rackley Blackwell will be one of the poineers of Civil Rights Remembrance Day to be remembered on May, 5th 2013 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of many. Thanks, Rosa Bogar I am the visionary of CRRD. This event will chronicles sixteen years of work!
Rosa Bogar

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Apr 14, 2013
Dr Gloria Rackley Blackwell will be one of the pioneers honored on May 5th 2013 at Robert E. Howard Middle School in Orangeburg, South carolina The event chronicles sixteen years of Civil Rights Remembrance Day. Dr. Blackwell was the first recipient of the award given on May 4th 1997 at Trinity United Methodist Church. I am the visionary of [CRRD] and happy to share this work with many at the event. The event is Free to the public!

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