Liberty Hill A.M.E. Church

2310 Liberty Hill RD

Summerton, SC 29148


Phone: (803) 478-4812

City: Summerton

Region: Midlands

Liberty Hill A.M.E. Church

At a meeting in the Liberty Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1950, parents signed a petition demanding integrated schools. Meetings were held at the church for the selection of petitioners in the complaint that would become Briggs vs. Elliott. The case became part of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education - the landmark case that struck down the "separate but equal" doctrine concerning the segregation of schools in 1954.

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