Each year, the City of Rock Hill looks to the community to recognize the heroes among us. Those local heroes who fought for freedom and justice, not just for those locally, but also those across the US. These heroes are then recognized and remembered as a part of the Freedom Walkway. Past heroes include Brother David Boone, who fought for integration and civil rights, and Jim Williams, who led the Black Militia in the 1870s to combat the KKK.
One or more local heroes will be honored and celebrated this year. The Freedom Walkway Interpretation Committee is seeking nominations of individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to the cause of justice and equality for all citizens.
The deadline for nominations is June 29, 2018. If you would like more information or to nominate a local hero, please visit the Freedom Walkway website.