Monthly Archives July 2014

Call for Speakers

SC Humanities is issuing a call for speakers to join our Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program roster. Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud is one of the oldest programs of SC Humanities and one of the most beloved. Through the Speakers Bureau, some of South Carolina’s finest scholars travel throughout the state to share their interests and knowledge of the humanities and to spark discussions about human values, traditions, and cultures. SC Humanities promotes the Speakers Bureau roster to non-profit groups and public agencies, including libraries, museums, schools, churches, and retirement communities; these sponsoring organizations submit a one-page application to
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Out of the Rice Fields

Enduring and vibrant Lowcountry African American traditions will be explored and shared in Georgetown County, SC, from now through September 2015 in a unique project entitled “Out of the Rice Fields: Vestiges of Gullah Culture in Modern Society.” This endeavor features presentations by six scholarly lecturers, the creation of an oral-history video documentary on local Gullah cultural leaders, and physical and virtual exhibits of Gullah images and documents. The work is made possible by a major grant from SC Humanities through its “Know Your History, Community, Family” plan. This strategy aims to connect the public to “undocumented local histories [which]
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