She Did

On the second annual She Did Day, Columbia City of Women commemorated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and announced the location of a public art project.

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Ready for a challenge? Join in the #SheDidDay Challenge to take action in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Celebrating Women's Achievements

Have you ever noticed that very few cities, streets, and statues are named for women? In Columbia, only 4 percent of our 145 landmarks are specifically named for women. Only one of the 41 streets in downtown Columbia is intended to recognize a woman — Lady Street — yet its name does not reflect the true recipient, Martha Washington. We believe in the power of moving through a city that recognizes women's achievements, which is why we're bringing forward the stories of our city's remarkable women.

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Columbia City of Women Honorees

Social Justice Advocate

Henrie Monteith Treadwell

1946 - Present
After a summer of threats and at least one bombing attempt, Treadwell and two other courageous students broke the state university’s color line on September 11, 1963.
Image courtesy The State Photograph Collection, Richland Library "...I grew up in a home where issues of social justice, civil rights, were always at the forefront. And it wasn’t that we just—that they—just talked about it…they were always planning, always doing something…and that really was the key for me. Some people can talk change, some people can make change." -...
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Our work is inspired by an effort led by Rebecca Solnit that reimagined the New York City subway map with stops named after women.

I can’t imagine how I might have conceived of myself and my possibilities if, in my formative years, I had moved through a city where most things were named after women and many or most of the monuments were of powerful, successful, honored women.

Rebecca Solnit

Co-author, "City of Women"

Featured Events

December 5, 2020 | 8:30 am–5:00 pm

A Woman's Right - Exhibition Closes

McKissick Museum - 1501 Pendleton St, Columbia, SC 29208

Women lounging on the Horseshoe with McKissick Museum in the background A Woman's Right through December 5th, 2020, North Gallery In celebration of...
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