Built between 1890 and 1895, this one-story Columbia Cottage was home to Modjeska Monteith Simkins, considered "the matriarch of Civil Rights activists of South Carolina," from 1932 until her death on April 5, 1992. During a time when blacks were excluded from city hotels, her home was used for lodging and as a meeting space for local and national civil rights leaders and NAACP lawyers such as Thurgood Marshall. This house is not yet open for tours; however, it is available for group visits and meetings. For more information, contact Ann Posner at 803.252.1770 ext. 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is funded in part by the Richland County Conservation Commission.