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Upcountry History museum opens Civil Rights exhibit

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A look inside at the Upcountry History Museum's exhibit on the Civil Rights movement (Source: FOX Carolina/Jan.17, 2014) A look inside at the Upcountry History Museum's exhibit on the Civil Rights movement (Source: FOX Carolina/Jan.17, 2014)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Upcountry History Museum is putting the finishing touches on a Civil Rights exhibit ahead of the holiday celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King.

The exhibit, "Protests, Prayers, and Progress," which opens Saturday and runs through June 15, showcases Greenville's struggle for racial equality and the city's small but significant role in the nationwide civil rights movement.

Displays and features include authentic signs from the time, stories, oral histories and a classroom recreating the conditions recreating the conditions of white and black schools in the 1950s and 1960s before schools were integrated.

On Monday, the museum will be open for free to showcase the exhibit in honor of the King holiday.

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