USCB Center for the Arts, in partnership with PURE Theatre of Charleston, presents Septima, a play about the life of civil rights and voting rights activist, teacher, and LWVCA member, Septima Clark. The play premiered in Charleston on March 9, 2023, and ran through April 1, 2023. The play was written by Dr. Patricia Williams Dockery.

It’s the day of Septima Clark’s 125 birthday. As the City of Charleston prepares to celebrate, Septima, with the help of some old friends, reflects not only on her work as a Civil Rights leader and educator, but the moments of her life that shaped her into one of the most important figures in American history, and inspired Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to name her the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The performance will run February 9 at 7:30 pm and February 11th at 3 pm. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors and military, and $10 for students and may be purchased online or by calling the CFA Box Office at 843-521-4145. The USCB Center for the Arts is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit us online at