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Disrupters & Interlopers: Modjeska Simkins

Though her name is not well known and rarely appears in larger Civil Rights history programs, the National Parks Service described Modjeska Monteith Simkins this way: Modjeska Simkins was the matriarch of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina. She was also a leader in African-American public health and social reform. For her contributions to the struggle for civil rights, Simkins is an American Hero. Born in 1899, Modjeska Monteith Simkins lived through nearly the entire twentieth century, and during that time, witnessed and worked for massive changes in African-American life.… Read more Disrupters & Interlopers: Modjeska Simkins