Skip to Main Content

Justice for All - South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement: Home

A guide to the exhibition and related events


Justice for All logo

"We are thrilled USC Upstate will be a destination for this highly engaging exhibition that illuminates the African American experience in the Palmetto State and beyond. The Center for Civil Rights and Research at the University of South Carolina has compiled a wealth of stories, and this will be a tremendous learning opportunity for our university community and residents of the Upstate region."

Dr. Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., Chancellor, USC Upstate

Exhibition hours

Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement opens Thursday, April 6, and remains on view until Friday, June 30, 2023.

The exhibition is open to USC Upstate students, staff, and faculty during all library hours. 

The exhibition is open to the public on the following schedule:

Through May 1, 2023
  • Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am-10 pm
  • Friday, 7:30 am-5 pm
  • Saturday, 10 am-5 pm*
  • Sunday, 2 pm-10 pm*
Beginning May 2, 2023*
  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm

* The library will be closed on Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9, in observance of Easter.

** Additional summer hours will be announced. 


Campus maps & parking

Use our campus maps to locate the USC Upstate Library.

Before you arrive, get information about parking on campus.

For more information

For general information about the exhibition, viewing hours, location, and events, contact the USC Upstate Library at (864) 503-5620.

For media inquiries, contact Trevor Anderson in USC Upstate Marketing and Communications at (864) 503-7419.

For information about exhibition content, contact the USC Center for Civil Rights History and Research, by phone at (803) 777-2220 or via email at


Justice for All at USC Upstate - April 5 through June 30

The University of South Carolina Upstate, the Urban League of the Upstate, and the USC Upstate Library are pleased to host the exhibition, Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement. 

The exhibition will be on view from April 5 to June 30, 2023, at the USC Upstate Library, 150 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303. (Campus Map & Parking Information)

We encourage community members in the Upstate region of South Carolina and the students, staff, and faculty of USC Upstate to visit the exhibition, participate in campus events and activities, and learn more about the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina through library collections and teaching resources from the USC Center for Civil Rights History and Research, the curator of this exhibition.  

A guide to the exhibition

Organized by the University of South Carolina's Center for Civil Rights History and Research, Justice for All tells the story of South Carolina's essential role in the American Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit employs oral history recordings, news film footage, photographs, postcards, newspapers, and letters to highlight overlooked chapters in the history of the movement.

Learn more about the exhibition.

To celebrate this important exhibition and commemorate the history it chronicles, a number of events and activities will be held through April, May, and June.

See the Events tab for more information about these activities.

All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, seating is general admission, first-come, first-served; reservations are not required to attend these events and activities.

The “Justice for All” traveling exhibition was designed with groups and students in mind. Traveling trunks with materials and lesson plans for students are available by request.

See the Teaching resources page for more information.

You'll find on this page a list of books, films, and other resources that will help you further your knowledge about the exhibition.

Online guestbook

Use the QR code or follow this link to share your thoughts about the Justice for All exhibitions and activities.

Central Carolina Community Foundation | Columbia SC


The traveling version of this exhibition is supported with funding from the Williams Companies as part of a $1.5 million gift, and by South Carolina Humanities and Central Carolina Community Foundation.