Exploring Female Contributions to Music in South Carolina

Claflin University will sponsor a series of public lecture-recitals featuring South Carolina female musicians and investigating their impact on music history and culture. Three programs will take place in March and April 2023, two in Orangeburg and one in Anderson. Each program will include an interactive lecture by a humanities scholar as well as a musical presentation. SC Humanities supported this program with a Major Grant.

“Exploring Female Contributions to Music & Their Influence on South Carolina Humanities and Culture” will examine the work of three South Carolina musicians: Angie Stone (born 1961 in Columbia), Linda Martel (born 1941 in Batesburg-Leesville) and Lily Teresa Strickland (born 1884 in Anderson). Dr. Enjung Choi, Dr. Kathryn Silva, and Raishad Glover from Claflin University along with Dr. Howard Kim of Anderson University will present the lecture-recitals, exploring the roles these women and their music played in South Carolina history and culture. Additionally, printed programs and a moveable exhibit about the three musicians will provide additional humanities context.

The planned events include:

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 11:00 a.m.
WVM Arts Center Auditorium
Claflin University
400 Magnolia St, Orangeburg, SC 29115
FREE but please reserve a seat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/female-contributions-to-music-their-influence-on-sc-humanities-culture-tickets-476699008567

Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 5:00 p.m.
Anderson Fine Arts Center
110 Federal St #6, Anderson, SC 29625
FREE but please reserve a seat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/female-contributions-to-music-their-influence-on-sc-humanities-culture-tickets-478613304277

Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 3:00 p.m.
Orangeburg Fine Arts Center
649 Riverside Drive, Orangeburg, SC 29115
FREE but please reserve a seat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/female-contributions-to-music-their-influence-on-sc-humanities-culture-tickets-478619773627

For more information about “Exploring Female Contributions to Music & Their Influence on South Carolina Humanities and Culture,” contact Dr. Eunjung Choi, echoi@claflin.edu.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. The National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

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