Monthly Archives January 2018

Books & Community in Anderson

In February the Anderson County Library is launching a new program, Books & Community. The focus of the program is to bring the community together through a shared reading experience. Discussions will give members from all aspects of the community a chance to share ideas and stories about how the material relates to their daily lives. SC Humanities supported this programming with a Fast Track Literary Grant. This year’s focus is on Black History Month, and Anderson County Library has selected the National Book Award title, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Between the World and Me is
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Maya Angelou “I Rise!” to be presented at Greenville schools

Seven Greenville public schools will celebrate Black History Month with Chautauqua History Alive performances of Maya Anglou “I Rise!” by historical interpreter Becky Stone from Fairview, NC. South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant in December 2017. Seven different public schools will experience this entertaining and educational show: Legacy Early College High School (Feb 14 at 8:30am) Legacy Early College Middle School (Feb 14 at 10:30am) Legacy Early College Elementary (Feb 14 at 1:30pm) Carolina High School (Feb 15 at 9:00am) Tanglewood Middle School (Feb 15 at 11:00am) Hillcrest Middle School (Feb 16 at 8:30am) Juvenile Detention
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Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest

The South Carolina State Library is coordinating the second annual Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest for students in grades 3 – 12. The Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest encourages young writers to capture the power of their words and experience the freedom of original literary expressions. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 16, 2018 and a special community celebration featuring Kwame Alexander will take place on Saturday, April 21 SC Humanities helped support this project with a Fast Track Literary Grant. Students are invited to participate by sharing poems about a person, place, or an experience that has changed their life.
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SC Humanities has been awarded a $35,000 grant to support its 2018-19 “News Literacy and the Future of Journalism” initiative.  This important seven-month series will be planned and presented in partnership with Winthrop University and the South Carolina Press Association. Additional support comes from the North Carolina Humanities Council, The Newseum in Washington, D.C., The John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, the Departments of Mass Communication and Political Science, and the College of Arts & Sciences at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Events begin with a public “kick off” in September 2018 in Rock Hill featuring a headline
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2018 Student Research Fellow Announced

SC Humanities is pleased to announce the 2018 Student Research Fellow: John Sterling Poole of the College of Charleston. Student Research Fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years attending an accredited university or college in South Carolina to explore research and scholarship in the humanities. The 2018 fellow will conduct humanities research and present his findings in a public program at a South Carolina venue. John Sterling Poole will investigate “Homegrown: The Importance of Palmetto Writers in Carolina Classrooms” under the guidance of scholar Dr. Maryann Hartshorn. Mr. Poole will conduct
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Archaeology in the Classroom

The South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division (SCAPOD) is offering an application process for free “Archaeology in the Classroom” programs for the Spring 2018 semester (February – June 2018). Classrooms in eleven Midlands counties (Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter) are eligible to apply.  Applications are due no later than 5pm on Monday, February 5, 2018. SC Humanities supported this initiative with a Mini Grant in December 2017. Archaeology in the Classroom is designed to bring interactive archaeology programs to students of all ages. The study of archaeology can be used as a pathway to teach
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Scarred Justice Film Screening and Discussion

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre, Columbia SC 63 will bring the general public together with scholars and filmmakers to try to understand the circumstances that shaped this event in South Carolina’s history. The film Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre, 1968 will be screened on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (6:30 p.m.) at the Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia, followed by a post-screening discussion. Additional events will take place in Orangeburg at SC State University on February 7. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant in December 2017. In February 1968 police in Orangeburg, SC initiated one of
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