Sept. 4, 2020

A-Month-In-Photos July 2020

By: John A. Carlos II

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Counter-protesters watch neo confederates annual flag-raising, marking the anniversary on which it was taken down after the shooting at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston back in July  17, 2015. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times



July was a hot miserable mess... if you didn't know I hate the heat, preferring rather to be cold than hot. But covering events in the South it is damn near impossible to avoid the heat. I was encouraged by those racist folks that put up a confederate battle flag every year, having their worst showing ever. COVID-19 continues to wipe out the calendar year, the only thing that I've been asked to cover is either related to the virus or protest about racism and police reform... or as John Lewis put it "good trouble."


In July we lost Representative John Lewis, a son of sharecroppers and an apostle of nonviolence who was bloodied in Selma Alabama, and across the Jim Crow South in the historic struggle for racial equality who then carried a mantle of moral authority to Congress died at age 80. Godspeed John Lewis, the world lost a true champion of human rights.


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Photos from A confederate flag-raising by the group "Flags Across the South."

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Harrison Ayer, flips offmembers "Flags Across the South." On July 11, 2020, the group raised a Confederate Battle flag at the South Carolina Statehouse.


Herman Green a downtown ambassador for the City Center Partnership, clean an area outside of Boyd Plaza on July 17, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times

Herman Green downtown ambassador for the City Center Partnership, cleans an area outside of Boyd Plaza on July 17, 2020.

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On July 17, 2020, Kids attending a summer camp at the Columbia Museum of Art, play on one of the walls at Boyd Plaza.

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The Colonial Life Arena sets empty on the corner of McGuire Way and Dawn Staley Way.

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Teachers and parents of students of Lexington-Richland School District Five schools protest outside of Spring Hill High School, before a special-called board meeting, of The Board of Trustees on July 23, 2020, revising their proposed plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • Sarah Allman teaches students attending summer classes and camps at East Point Academy on July 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Students attending summer classes and camps at East Point Academy, are required to wear PPE, and will continue into the upcoming school year. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Students attending summer classes and camps at East Point Academy, are required to wear PPE, and will continue into the upcoming school year. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Students attending summer classes and camps at East Point Academy, are required to wear PPE, and will continue into the upcoming school year. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Christal Weymouth teaches students attending summer classes and camps at East Point Academy on July 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Students attending summer classes and camps at East Point Academy, are required to wear PPE, and will continue into the upcoming school year. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Students attending summer classes and camps at East Point Academy, are required to wear PPE, and will continue into the upcoming school year. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Students attending summer classes and camps at East Point Academy, are required to wear PPE, and will continue into the upcoming school year. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Students attending summer classes and camps at East Point Academy, are required to wear PPE, and will continue into the upcoming school year. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • A student at East Point Academy, on July 30, uses a newly installed handwashing station, all students are required to wash their hands before entring the building. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Calvin, Bryson and Blake Sheppard, install a glass partition to the front desk at Riverbank Elementary School on July 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Calvin, Bryson and Blake Sheppard, install a glass partition to the front desk at Riverbank Elementary School on July 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Calvin, Bryson and Blake Sheppard, install a glass partition to the front desk at Riverbank Elementary School on July 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times

Photos from a story on schools taking PPE precautions for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. 

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Photos take at Hall's Chophouse for an upcoming Bites and Sight Issue for the Free Times.

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Photo of a man on a motorcycle taken at 2 am.  

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first and is waiting for it.” - Terry Pratchett (📖: Reaper Man)


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