Orangeburg photographer receives prestigious Order of the Palmetto

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - He has captured some of our state's most pivotal moments in history.

Photographer Cecil Williams of Orangeburg made history by receiving the Order of the Palmetto on Tuesday.

Williams, a graduate of Claflin University, documented the Civil Rights movement, including the 1961 march in Columbia and the Briggs v. Elliott case through captivating photos.

Governor McMaster applauded his work and his career on Tuesday saying, God's gift to Mr. Williams, is a gift to us all.

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