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

Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker Presented by Donald West. **Donald West requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. Madam C.J. Walker was a businesswoman and activist in the age of Booker T. Washington. This is my story of a self-made millionaire and her impact on black life and culture. Click … Read more

African Americans and the Civil War

African Americans and the Civil War Presented by Donald West. **Donald West requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. What role did black people play in preserving the Union and ending slavery? With (or without) a period uniform, including a Springfield rifle, Donald West will present a brief … Read more

The African Slave Trade (Atlantic and Indian Oceans)

The African Slave Trade (Atlantic and Indian Oceans) Presented by Donald West. **Donald West requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. Between 750-1890, Africans were forcefully removed from the continent to places throughout the Islamic world and the Americas. Donald West addresses this historical period with the support … 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.

Southern Piano Music During the Civil War Years

Southern Piano Music During the Civil War Years Presented by David Thompson. Along with songs and military band music published in the South during the Civil War, a considerable repertoire of solo keyboard music written by white, black, male, and female composers also exists.  This repertoire includes traditional dances such as the waltz, mazurka, schottische, … Read more

From Gone with the Wind to Steel Magnolias: In Search of the Real Southern Woman

From Gone with the Wind to Steel Magnolias: In Search of the Real Southern Woman Presented by Alice Taylor-Colbert. This entertaining presentation, based on the presenter’s research on Southern women, explores the 19th-century myth of “the Southern lady” and its predominance in popular culture then and now in contrast to the realistic qualities of diverse women of the South … Read more