TONIGHT: Judi Gatson talks with legendary journalist Steve Crump as he donates footage to UofSC

TONIGHT: Judi Gatson talks with legendary journalist Steve Crump as he donates footage to UofSC
In his more than 40 year career, Crump has covered some of the most pivotal events of the civil rights movement.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS/WBTV) - The tireless, award-winning works from WBTV veteran journalist Steve Crump will be helping students, scholars and generations of journalists for decades to come.

The Center for Civil Rights History and Research and University of South Carolina Libraries announced that Crump, along with his wife Cathy, will be donating their papers and films to the university, aptly named the Steve and Cathy Wilson Crump Collection.

“It’s an honor, especially when your body of work is being recognized in an academic environment,” Crump said. “My hope is that researchers will gain knowledge, information and a sense of empowerment by learning more about the people and scenarios that make up these stories.”

In his more than 40 year career, Crump has covered some of the most pivotal events of the civil rights movement. His work includes films on John Lewis, the Orangeburg Massacre, and the Rock Hill sit ins, among many others.

Tuesday at 6 p.m., WIS Anchor Judi Gatson will host a virtual conversation with Crump as UofSC previews some of the donated material for the public. The event, entitled “Telling the Untold Stories: The Civil Rights Documentaries of Journalist Steve Crump,” can be viewed online.

To register for the event, click here.

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