Monthly Archives February 2018

Black Man in a White Coat

Francis Marion University will present a colloquium and related events featuring Dr. Damon Tweedy, author of Black Man in a White Coat, on March 14, 2018. From his experiences in medical school, Dr. Tweedy blends observation, research, and his patients’ reports to look closely at the effects of race and racism on medical training, healthcare accessibility, hospital funding, and patient treatment. SC Humanities supported this programming with a Fast Track Literary Grant in August 2017. The Common Text Colloquium serves Francis Marion University’s composition and literature courses and frequently partners with other Departments and programs across Francis Marion University to build a
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Translation and Interpreting Panel

University of South Carolina Upstate will present a “Translation and Interpreting Informative” panel on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 featuring keynote Rachel Hildebrandt, as well as several overseas participants. SC Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant. The panel will examine the huge demand for translators and interpreters that currently exists in the US. The number of trained professionals is greatly lacking. This might result in a poor final product, which might cause an impoverishment of language and a deterioration of the profession. Having trained translator and interpreter professionals would easily benefit our diverse communities, as well as benefit
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Beyond Mother Emanuel and The Confederate Flag: A Symposium on Race, Culture and Understanding

Francis Marion University will look to jump start the conversation on several thorny topics related to race and culture in America when it hosts a first-of-its-kind symposium February 26-28. Beyond Mother Emanuel and The Confederate Flag: A Symposium on Race, Culture and Understanding was created with the hopes of bringing the difficult topics of racism and its deep-rooted causes of it to the forefront of the Francis Marion campus and Pee Dee Region as a whole. SC Humanities supported this project with a Major Grant in September 2017. The symposium will feature three days of lectures and panel discussions at Francis
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Somebody Had To Do It, But What Have We Done?

The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and the Race and Social Justice Initiative will present a special event entitled, “Somebody Had to Do It, But What Have We Done?: Revisiting South Carolina School Desegregation.” The event will be held at the College of Charleston’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday March 10, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. SC Humanities supported this event with a Major Grant. In remembrance of the upcoming 55-year anniversary of school desegregation in South Carolina, they are recognizing the surviving petitioners in the Brown vs.
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2018 South Carolina Humanities Festival – Aiken

The 24th Annual SC Humanities Festival will take place in Aiken, SC on April 12 – 14, 2018. Sponsored by SC Humanities, USC Aiken, and the City of Aiken, the 2018 festival will highlight the rich cultural history of Aiken and celebrate the arts and humanities. Chartered in 1835 as a stop on the Charleston-to-Hamburg Railroad, Aiken has gone through a number of amazing transformations, from early health resort to international sporting mecca to a major player in our country’s efforts to win the Cold War.  The festival will kick off with a gala opening night event celebrating the town’s relationship
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South Carolina Academy of Authors 2018 Induction Ceremony

Join the South Carolina Academy of Authors in Beaufort, South Carolina, on April 27–29 for the SCAA’s 32nd annual induction weekend, honoring cookbook author Nathalie Dupree, novelist Mary Alice Monroe, novelist Valerie Sayers, and dramatist John Blake White. South Carolina Humanities supported this programming with a Fast Track Literary Grant. The South Carolina Academy of Authors is the state’s literary hall of fame, each year inducting a new group of honorees in a weekend of educational events and culturally enriching gatherings. Since its formation in 1986, SCAA has inducted 77 writers, living and deceased, from across the breadth of the
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Charlie’s Place

SCETV will feature the original documentary, Charlie’s Place, on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. as part of Carolina Stories. Charlie’s Place tells the story of an African American nightclub in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that was a significant stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit in the segregated South. South Carolina Humanities supported this documentary with a Planning Grant and a Major Grant. Charlie’s Place tells an important story of race relations in South Carolina and the history of popular music. The owner of the nightclub Charlie’s Place, Charlie Fitzgerald, welcomed blacks and whites to his club, where they danced and listened to
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Living by the Rails: The History of Lowcountry Railroads

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will host the original exhibit Living by the Rails: The History of Lowcountry Railroads from April 28, 2018 – March 2019. The exhibit will examine the impact of railroad transportation in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Major Grant. Living by the Rails: The History of Lowcountry Railroads will tell the stories and personal anecdotes of men and women from Hampton, Jasper, Colleton, and Beaufort Counties who lived and worked with the railroads. The exhibit will also tell the history of railroads, from their early history in England all the
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2018 South Carolina History Day

South Carolina History Day, the affiliate program for National History Day, engages elementary, middle, and secondary school students in historical research and analysis while developing important skills. Coastal Carolina University is proud to be the home of South Carolina History Day. Each year, thousands of K-12 school students compete in a variety of history-inspired activities. Students choose how to present their research from different categories: paper, website, documentary, performance or exhibit.  For the 2017 – 2018 academic year, more than 100 schools in six regions have participated in the programming, with students creating projects founded on this year’s theme “Conflict and Compromise In 
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Poetry at McLeod

In co-operation with Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, James Island Arts will host readings by poets at McLeod Plantation Historic Site (325 Country Club Dr., James Island) in March, April, and June 2018. The “Poetry at McLeod” series includes lectures and workshops. SC Humanities supported this effort with a Fast Track Literary Grant. McLeod Plantation Historic Sites is an important Gullah heritage site preserved for its cultural and historical significance. Poetry at McLeod, a first-rate series with poets of national stature, presents modern African-American perspectives on the plantation experience so basic to Island history and culture, which will be an  advancement of
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