With busy hands and minds, American workers perform a diverse array of jobs to power our society. Work is part of nearly every American’s life, whether for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of their families. In offices, factories, on the road, and at home, millions keep the nation going through … Read moreThe Way We Worked is Open in St. George!
The University of South Carolina History Center will bring noted documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson to Columbia on March 29 – 31, 2017 for a preview screening of his new documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Leading up to this visit, they will present a film series highlighting … Read moreStanley Nelson: Documenting African American Struggles for Freedom and Civil Rights
As a part of the Race and Social Justice Initiative Lecture Series, the College of Charleston will host noted author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates on March 21, 2017. South Carolina Humanities supported this project a Major Grant in February 2016. The College of Charleston launched the Race and Social Justice Initiative in June 2015 … Read moreRace and Social Justice Initiative Presents Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University will present the original exhibit Back Where I Come From: The Upcountry’s Piedmont Blues, opening on November 10, 2016. The exhibit highlights Upcountry South Carolina’s early to mid-twentieth century Piedmont Blues movement, a genre characterized by a unique guitar finger picking method reminiscent of ragtime piano. South Carolina … Read moreBack Where I Come From: The Upcountry’s Piedmont Blues
The second annual Deckle Edge Literary Festival will be held February 24 – 26, 2017, in Columbia, South Carolina. The weekend-long festival will feature readings, book signings, panel presentations, exhibitors, writers’ workshops, activities for children and young adult readers, and a wide range of other literary events for many interests and all ages. SC Humanities … Read more2017 Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Six Greenville-area public schools will celebrate African American History Month in February 2017 with Chautauqua performances of Matthew Henson, the first African American Arctic explorer, performed by historical interpreter Keith Henley. Greenville Chautauqua has organized these unique experiences for Carolina High School, Tanglewood Middle School, Welcome Elementary, Legacy Charter Elementary, Legacy Charter Middle School, and … Read moreGreenville Chautauqua Presents “I Can!” to Greenville County Schools