Pat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching

Pat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching Presented by Jonathan Haupt. “The great teachers of the world fill you up with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life.”—Pat Conroy.This presentation explores best-selling author Pat Conroy’s transformational years as a student at Beaufort High School and later as a teacher at … Read more

Black History: Someone Forgot to Teach the Children

Historic Rural Construction Presented by Ginetta V. Hamilton. Ginetta V. Hamilton will share important facts from her book Black History: Someone Forgot to Teach the Children. She will address the struggle and contributions of African Americans both in South Carolina and in the country. Click here for the Speakers Bureau Application.

The Anthropology of Dance

The Anthropology of Dance Presented by L. M. Drucker. What in the world are they doing? As an art form, dance is almost universally appreciated, if not always understood. Understanding, though, is basic to communication, and dance is, above all, a form of non-verbal communication. Understanding the cultural context and history around dance can create … Read more

Workshop: Teaching Archaeology to Children

Workshop: Teaching Archaeology to Children Presented by L. M. Drucker. Get an overview of the scope and depth of archaeology in the classroom. Working with slides, posters, brochures, handouts, and hands-on discovery of artifacts, learn how you can design lesson plans about archaeological topics that encourage students to use verbal, math, reasoning, analytical, judgment (ethics), … Read more

Education and the Vote: Then and Now

Education and the Vote: Then and Now Presented by Claudia Smith Brinson. South Carolina’s 1895 constitution disenfranchised Black citizens. The constitution, which was not submitted to a popular vote, also said, “Separate schools shall be provided for children of the white and colored races, and no child of either race shall ever be permitted to … Read more

“Soul Power“ of South Carolina Sit-Ins

“Soul Power“ of South Carolina Sit-Ins Presented by Claudia Smith Brinson. James T. McCain, fired as a school principal for NAACP membership, became the first Black and Southern field secretary for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). CORE’s founders had accepted imprisonment rather than fight in World War II and Korea; they emulated Mahatma Gandhi’s … Read more

From a Wheelchair

From a Wheelchair Presented by Claudia Smith Brinson. A fourteen-year-oldfell far from a pecan tree; the family accepted the doctor’s diagnosis: Cecil Augustus Ivory would never again walk. After six months in bed, Ivory employed two cane chairs as crutches and walked again. His drive and determination led to a football scholarship, a divinity degree, … Read more

How Brown v Board of Education Began in South Carolina

How Brown v. Board of Education Began in South Carolina Presented by Claudia Smith Brinson. In 1946, Levi and Hammett Pearson asked for a public school bus for Black children who walked nine miles to school in Summerton, SC. The request could have gotten the Pearsons killed and did lead to gunfire into their homes, … Read more

Briggs v. Elliott: ‘Because It Was Right’

Briggs v. Elliott: ‘Because It Was Right’ Presented by Claudia Smith Brinson. More than 100 parents and children signed Clarendon County petitions that led to Brown v. Board of Education and the end of legal segregation of public schools. The first petition, asking that “separate but equal” actually be equal, led to death threats, a … Read more