2227 College Street
Site of Reverend Isaiah DeQuincy Newman Home
Darlington native Isaiah DeQuincey Newman (1911- 1985) was a life-long humanitarian and South Carolina's first African-American state senator since 1887. Considered one of the state's most important civil rights leaders, Newman was known to prefer negotiation to confrontation. For over forty years, he served in the United Methodist Church and became close to prominent state politicians including governors McNair, Riley, and West, Senator Hollings, and Congressman Dorn, who often sought his counsel on divisive racial issues. While living at this site from 1960 to 1961, Newman served as pastor for Wesley Methodist Church and as the Field Secretary of the NAACP.