Rock Hill, S.C. (WOLO)– An icon of the civil rights movement in South Carolina has died.
The Robinson Funeral home tells ABC Columbia James Wells died Sunday.
James Wells was a member of the group that came to be known as the Friendship Nine.
The group was arrested in 1961 after a sit in at a whites only lunch counter in Rock Hill.
Wells went on to a successful legal career.
He was 77 years old.