Center for African American History, Art and Culture to hold first public events in Aiken | News


The Center for African American History, Art and Culture will welcome the community Sept. 14-15 with its first public events.

“Art at the Center: Defeat Hate,” for children ages 5-18, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., the center will recognize two outstanding African-Americans at the “Celebration of Aiken’s African American Excellence.”

The weekend’s theme is “Our Story.” All events are free. The center is at 120 York St. N.E.

“It’s a way to say, hey, we’re here,” said Dr. Melencia Johnson, a member of the center’s board of directors and a sociology professor at USC Aiken. “We don’t have exhibits yet, but we’re here. We’re…

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