Columbia City of Women
Have you ever noticed that very few cities, streets, and statues are named for women? In 2019, Columbia City of Women launched with the goal of recognizing women’s contributions to the capital city and advocating for their inclusion in public spaces. Over the course of three years, we’ve honored 28 women through long-form essays and dedicated the “Architecture of Strength” monument across from the South Carolina State House.
Our advocacy work has amplified women like Dr. Matilda Evans (official naming of Matilda Evans Street), the Rollins Sisters (Emmy-nominated SCETV documentary), and Celia Dial Saxon (dedication of Celia Dial Saxon Building at USC), with more opportunities on the horizon.
Historic Columbia remains committed to putting women on the map. If you have a naming opportunity or would like to schedule a presentation or bus tour, contact Katharine Allen.
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