SC Humanities Is Pleased to Welcome Three New Board Members

SC Humanities is pleased to announce the FY2020 Board of Directors who begin their terms on November 1, 2019. Three new members will join the Board of Directors in 2019: Bonnie Hargrove of Beaufort,  Dr. Isaiah McGee of Orangeburg, and Ashlye V. Wilkerson of Columbia. Bonnie Hargrove is the Director of the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for … Read more

Reaching Back and Looking Forward: Our Judges and Lawyers

Penn Center National Historic Landmark District will host its 37th Heritage Days Celebration on November 7 – 9 to honor its 157-year history and share the history, art, and culture of the Gullah Geechee people. The 2019 celebration will also include a special educational symposium titled “Reaching Back and Looking Forward: Our Judges and Lawyers” … Read more

South Carolina: The Food We Celebrate

Developed by the South Carolina State Museum and South Carolina Humanities, South Carolina: The Food We Celebrate is a new traveling exhibit that celebrates iconic foods from communities around South Carolina. The State Museum and South Carolina Humanities collaborated with 22 organizations across SC to develop the content for the exhibit, highlighting 20 different iconic … Read more

The Ring People

Four thousand years ago, in the time of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, an ancient civilization on the South Carolina coast also left behind colossal landmarks. Fig Island, off the coast of Charleston County, is one of the largest and most intricate oyster shell structures known. The Ring People is a 30-minute documentary that investigates … Read more

One Book, One College, One Community

Williamsburg Technical College Library will host the literary program “One Book, One College, One Community” in October and November 2019. The featured community-read book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The program will kick-off on Monday, October 28 and will continue through Monday, November 11 with three public events. SC Humanities helped support “One … Read more

“American Qur’an” Art Exhibition and public lectures

The University of South Carolina Upstate will highlight artwork by the American illustrator Sandow Birk in November as part of a program exploring art and religion in the United States today. The exhibit, An American Qur’an: Exploring Religion in Contemporary American Art, runs from November 1 to December 6 at the Curtis R. Harley Gallery … Read more

Who Will Write Our History

The Greenville Jewish Federation will present a screening of the film Who Will Write Our History (2018) at Furman University on November 17, 2019. Who Will Write Our History tells the story of Emmanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, a secret archive of writing, photographs, and posters preserved in the Warsaw Ghetto so that Jewish people could tell … Read more

Art+Social Justice: The Legacy of the Freedom Riders

The Gibbes Museum of Art will present “Art+Social Justice: The Legacy of the Freedom Riders,” a two-part program designed to engage members of the Charleston community in the socially-conscious work of South Carolina-born artist Charles Williams, and to spark dialogue across generations about the Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights movement. On Wednesday, November 20, … Read more

Shakespeare for All – MacBeth

Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina has a new long-term program, “Shakespeare For All,” that will present productions based on adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays intended to make the plays more accessible to a general audience. A full production of the adaptation of MacBeth will be performed from October 24 to November 2, 2019 in Charleston. … Read more