Beaufort News

SC civil rights leader to give update

James L. Felder, former executive director of the S.C. NAACP, will give an update on civil rights in the state at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Palmetto Electric building at 111 Mathews Drive on Hilton Head Island.

The event is free and open to the public, according to John Melin, coordinator of Hilton Head for Peace.

Felder is the author of a recently published book, "Civil Rights in South Carolina: From Peaceful Protests to Groundbreaking Rulings," and was the first African-American elected to the state House of Representatives since Reconstruction.

He will sign his book from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at Barnes and Noble on Hilton Head.