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SC African American Heritage Commission Celebrates Rosenwald School Historic Sites – The Charleston Chronicle


For many children in rural South Carolina, going back to school in the 1920s meant a walk down dirt roads to wood-frame, one-story buildings, oriented to capture natural light because there was no electricity, with three to eight rooms in which children received formal education from 1st to 7th grade. They likely attended a Rosenwald School, one of 500 built in the remote agricultural landscapes of South Carolina under a national program developed by Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute and Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and president of Sears, Roebuck & Co.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation said the effort has been called “the most important initiative to advance black education in the early 20th century,” and that attending a Rosenwald School…

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Win an African safari | Chronicle


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Experience a traditional performance by Swaziland dancers with dinner as you mingle with the locals and soak up the true African culture.

Climb on the back of a 4WD as your local tour guide takes you through the Pilanesberg National Park where game run wild and the…

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South Carolina African American Heritage Commission Hosts Summer Teacher Institute – The Charleston Chronicle


Institute Participants

A group of 23 public school teachers from across South Carolina reversed roles and became students recently when they participated in the 2018 School Desegregation in South Carolina Summer Institute. The institute was sponsored by the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC). The mission of SCAAHC is to identify and promote the preservation of historic sites, structures, buildings and culture of the African American experience in South Carolina and to assist and enhance the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

Jannie Harriot, vice chairperson of SCAAHC, said the purpose of the five day institute was “to provide teachers with additional resources they can use to enhance their teaching of the state’s…

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Lucille Whipper’s 90th Birthday Celebration Invites Guests to Join the IAAM – The Charleston Chronicle


The Honorable Lucille S. Whipper

The Honorable Lucille S. Whipper, retired educator and former member of the S.C. House of Representatives (1986-1996), is celebrating her 90th birthday on June 16, 2018 at the Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street from 5:00 to 8:00pm. In lieu of personal gifts, guests are invited to become charter members of IAAM (International African American Museum in Charleston).

Most recently, the illustrious community leader was the 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Charleston Branch of the NAACP, the Legacy Award from the Sophia Institute and the Lifetime Achievement Legacy Award by the Sister Summit Foundation. In 2015, she received the Commitment to Justice Award from the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation and in 2013,…

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Dr. Fahamu Pecou returns to Charleston for conversation and “Visible Man” signing – The Charleston Chronicle


 

Dr. Anthony Greene will speak on stage with Fahamu Pecou at the College of Charleston’s School of Sciences and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street, on Saturday, June 9 at 4:00PM. Following the conversation, there will be a reception at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun Street. Admission for the conversation and reception is free and the event is open to the public.

Pecou will be signing copies of Visible Man, the catalogue published by the Halsey Institute for his 2016 exhibition DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance organized in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, during the reception at the Halsey Institute’s galleries. If interested, guests may bring their own copies of the catalogue to be signed and copies will be…

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While Old Struggles Continue, the New Fight for Justice is in the Digital Arena – The Charleston Chronicle


By Hazel Trice Edney

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Amidst this historic year of 2018 – marked by 50th anniversaries and landmarks of the civil rights movement – one thing remains clear:

“While a lot has changed for African Americans and other people of color in this country since 1968, many things have not. Even after the historic two-term election of the first African-American president of the United States, full racial equality remains a distant goal.”

Secondly, “Progress toward this goal must currently be pursued under the national leadership of a president whose rhetoric and actions have done more to fan the flames of racism and divisiveness rather than inspire greater equality.”

Dr. Valerie Rawlston, director, Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race,…

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