Monthly Archives December 2017

MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here?

The South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation will partner with People to People of Hartsville to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday on January 14 and 15, 2018 through programs in Darlington County. 2018 will also mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in December 2017. On January 14, the partnering organizations will conduct an oral history project led by Dr. Bobby Donaldson of the University of South Carolina and Dr. Jennifer Heusel of Coker College. Drs. Donaldson and Heusel will interview citizens who lived in Darlington County during
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Palmetto Poets: Speaking of the South

The Peace Center will present the program “Palmetto Poets: Speaking on the South” on January 18, 2018. The program will feature poets DéLana Dameron, Ed Madden, and Ray McManus and will encourage community engagement through the power of poetry. SC Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant. Palmetto Poets: Voices of SC will take place in the Huguenot Loft at the Peace Center at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The tremendous trio of poets come from different walks of life, but each has much to say about the South. A native of Columbia,
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“…make no Doubt we shall carry this post…”: The History and Archaeology of Fort Motte

The South Carolina State Museum is offering a new exhibit through their Traveling Exhibit Program titled “…make no Doubt we shall carry this post…”: The History and Archaeology of Fort Motte. The exhibit examines the 1781 siege of Fort Motte, as well as the excavation of the site and the artifacts uncovered. The exhibit is scheduled to travel to several communities in South Carolina in 2018, including Sumter, Greenwood, St. Matthews, and Camden. SC Humanities supported the creation of the traveling exhibit with a Major Grant. Fort Motte, in present Calhoun County, South Carolina, was a Revolutionary War British outpost. The fort
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