An estimated 46,000 people marched to the State House on Monday, January 17, to protest the Confederate flag atop the dome. The march and rally, commemorated the life and work of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was without major incident.
(Erik Campos/The State)

Buses fill Sumter Street next to the State House. Marchers came from all over the United States to take part in the rally in Columbia.
(Rich Glickstein/The State)
Marchers pass through downtown carrying the U.S. flag, protesting the flying of the Confederate flag atop the State House dome. The flag has been flying since 1962 when the S.C Legislature raised the flag to celebrate the Civil War centennial. This march is the one of the largest in South Carolina history.
(Jason Clark/The State)


Leading the marchers, from left, Hugh Price, president and CEO of the Columbia Urban League; Phyllis Bonanno, Columbia College president; Kweisi Mfume, president of the national NAACP; Jamie Epps, USC student and president of the S.C. NAACP Youth and College Division; James Gallman, president of the S.C. NAACP; Bishop Lawrence McClesky; and Nelson Rivers III, NAACP national director of field operations.
(Jason Clark/The State)
National NAACP President Kweisi Mfume: “We stand under this symbol of bigotry to say that Jim Crow Sr. is dead, but Jim Crow Jr. is alive and well.”
(Rich Glickstein/The State)
Jayson Conyers, 3, of Columbia, was almost dwarfed by his message. (Jason Clark/The State)
Derrick Brown of Capital City Chorale leads a song during the rally.
(Rick Glickstein/The State)
I would like to thank Monica C. Dantzler-Thomas for sending me theses pictures.

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