Richard T. Greener

Richard T. Greener Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. Donald Sweeper brings to life professor Richard T. Greener, the first African American to graduate from Harvard University and the first African American faculty to teach at the University of South Carolina during Reconstruction from … Read more

Scrooge, “According to Gullah”

Scrooge, “According to Gullah” Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This is a Christmas season comedy based on Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol.  The stage performance features Donald Sweeper acting the part of Scrooge as if he is speaking in … Read more

A visit from Dr. Ernest Everett Just, Research Scientist

A visit from Dr. Ernest Everett Just Research Scientist Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This performance, in which Donald Sweeper portrays Dr. Ernest E. Just Chautauqua-style, is about 35 minutes in length. As Dr. Ernest E. Just, he tells the story of how … Read more

Robert Smalls “Rising to the Occasion”

Robert Smalls “Rising to the Occasion” Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This is a stage reenactment which is approximately 35 minutes long in which Donald Sweeper portrays Robert Smalls Chautauqua-style, as if the current year is 1895. Donald Sweeper dramatizes the commandeering of … Read more

Missy LeHand Tells All

Missy LeHand Tells All Presented by Kathryn Smith. Marguerite A. LeHand worked for President Roosevelt for more than 20 years as his private secretary, counselor, confidante and friend. In this presentation, Smith wears period costume and speaks with Missy’s Boston accent about her time with FDR. Mid-talk, she removes Missy’s hat, tells “the rest of … Read more

An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln

An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln Presented by Gerald Y. Pitts. **Gerald Pitts requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. Gerald Y. Pitts performs an original one-act play as Abraham Lincoln. You will hear Abe recount stories of his life from boyhood to presidency. Programs are available for any … Read more

Frances Perkins, Woman Behind the New Deal (1933-1945)

Frances Perkins, Woman Behind the New Deal (1933-1945) Presented by Caroline McIntyre. Perkins became the first female cabinet member, FDR’s Secretary of Labor,  at the rock bottom of the Great Depression.  She came with a “To Do List” –  workman’s compensation, unemployment insurance, old age and health insurance; a minimum wage, a maximum work week,  … Read more

Mary Draper Ingles, Survivor of the Wilderness, 1755

Mary Draper Ingles, Survivor of the Wilderness, 1755 Presented by Caroline McIntyre. Talk about a hiking challenge! How about a 500 mile wilderness trek, without food, fire, or weapons, in early winter and while wearing a summer dress? Captured by a Shawnee war party in the French and Indian War and taken more than 450 … Read more

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry & Africans in the Civil War

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry & Africans in the Civil War Presented by Joseph McGill, Jr. **Joseph McGill requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. A brief history of the approximately 180,000 African Americans that served in the Union Army and Navy during the Civil War, with a focus on the history … Read more