Brethren of Spade & Pruning Knife: The Naturalists & the Carolinas

Brethren of Spade & Pruning Knife: The Naturalists & the Carolinas Presented by Ruth Miller. This presentation tells a story of international trade, natural history, and science from the days of exploration & colonization. This was a time of transfer, the movement of people, animals and plants; it is the Age of the Natural Historians … Read more

The Surprising Story of Charleston and the Carolina LowCountry

The Surprising Story of Charleston and the Carolina LowCountry Presented by Ruth Miller. Bringing a conference or organization to Charleston? Introduce our city and the Carolina LowCountry with this entertaining, educational talk. Ruth Miller’s program is not “What to see and do,” but rather, sets the historic scene, making your stay here both interesting and … Read more

Africanism in the Lowcountry and African American Culture

Africanism in the Lowcountry and African American Culture Presented by Donald West. **Donald West requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This presentation addresses many of the unknown facts about African survivals in American culture. Click here for the Speakers Bureau Application.

Growing up Gullah

Growing up Gullah Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This is a 45-minute one-man show in which Donald Sweeper tells stories shared to him by his ancestors and the elderly people from the community in which he grew up. This performance also includes Gullah … 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

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

All Things Southern: The Charleston Renaissance and the Revival of Southern Art

All Things Southern: The Charleston Renaissance and the Revival of Southern Art Presented by Ron Roth. Once celebrated as “the Queen of the South,” Charleston, South Carolina, was left devastated by the Civil War–a faded reflection of its antebellum glory.  For 50 years following the war, the city struggled to overcome economic and cultural stagnation. … Read more