Civil War to Civil Rights

The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission will present their annual meeting on Friday, March 15, 2013 on the theme of “Still Standing! The First 20 Years of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission” with the sub-theme of “Civil War to Civil Rights.” Keynote speakers include Natalie Daise and celebrated Civil Rights photographer Cecil Williams. SC Humanities supported this conference through a Mini Grant in February 2013.

The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission’s mission is to identify and promote the preservation of historic sites, structures, buildings, and culture of the African American experience in South Carolina. The conference will review and celebrate the twenty years that the Commission has been working in the state. Additionally, because of the ongoing sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, DC, the theme of “Civil War to Civil Rights” will also be investigated.

Natalie Daise will present a workshop on Harriet Tubman, and Cecil Williams will present a workshop on Civil Rights in South Carolina. The event will include with the annual awards luncheon.

Registration for the annual meeting is required and is $25 for members and $30 for non-members and includes lunch. The registration form and additional information can be found on the website:

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