Carter G. Woodson: the Father of Black History Between 1915-1950

Carter G. Woodson: the Father of Black History Between 1915-1950 Presented by Donald West. **Donald West requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. Woodson promoted black history and culture through his scholarship and the professional organization he help to start, the Association for the Study of African American … Read more

Can Nature Knowledge Save the World?

Can Nature Knowledge Save the World? Presented by Gail Wagner. What are the implications of Videophilia and Nature Deficit Disorder for the future of our world? Studies of children and South Carolina college students reveal the relationships between knowing nature, knowing the names of plants, human health, and conservation of biodiversity. Click here for the … Read more

The Importance of Diverse Children’s Literature

The Importance of Diverse Children’s Literature Presented by Nancy D. Tolson. In this program, Dr. Tolson discusses the diverse children’s literature that should be included in every library, classroom, and home. She explains the movement of diversity in the field of publishing children’s literature and the authors and illustrators that have made a powerful change. … Read more

The History of Black Children’s Literature

The History of Black Children’s Literature Presented by Nancy D. Tolson. This presentation begins with late 19th century Negro children’s literature to the evolution of the present-day Black children’s literature and features a colorful Power Point. Click here for the Speakers Bureau Application.

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

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

The Medical University of South Carolina: An Interactive History

The Medical University of South Carolina: An Interactive History Presented by Jacob Steere-Williams. This lecture tells the story of the largest medical school in the south, M.U.S.C., whose 19th century origins played a significant role in the history of Charleston, the U.S. South, and American medical education. The rich history of the medical school touches on … Read more

The Little Chairs – Helping Young Children Understand Mental Illness

The Little Chairs – Helping Young Children Understand Mental Illness Presented by Kate Salley Palmer. In 1999, Warbranch Press published The Little Chairs, a story based on real life experience in Kate’s family. Kate’s father, a WWII veteran, was chronically depressed and would retreat to a dark corner when he didn’t feel like participating in family … Read more

Helping Teach South Carolina History With Picture Books

Helping Teach South Carolina History With Picture Books Presented by Kate Salley Palmer. Kate has written four picture books about our state’s history: Palmetto – Symbol of Courage, about the famous Revolutionary War battle that inspired the color and symbols on our beautiful state flag; Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox, the story of … Read more