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

Jack Tales from the Richard Chase Collection

Jack Tales from the Richard Chase Collection Presented by John Williams. (Presentation can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization.) In 1983, while working as a scholar-in-residence for the Tennessee Committee for the Humanities, Dr. Williams had the opportunity to travel around the mountains with Richard Chase, the famous Jack Tale collector. During … Read more

Ella Baker: the Midwife of the Civil Rights movement

Ella Baker: the Midwife of the Civil Rights movement Presented by Donald West. **Donald West requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. The social, economic, and political landscape of this country were forever changed by the Civil Rights movement. The men we have come to know and appreciated … 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

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

From Plume Street to the Polls: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in South Carolina

From Plume Street to the Polls: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in South Carolina Presented by Melissa Walker. What do a small-town doctor’s wife, a Connecticut-born governor’s wife, an upper-class but down on her luck Charleston stenographer, and the first woman licensed to sell real estate in South Carolina have in common? They fought tirelessly to … Read more

Running with Bulls and The Sun Also Rises

Running with Bulls and The Sun Also Rises Presented by Deno Trakas. The key scenes in the novel that launched Hemingway’s career take place in Pamplona, Spain, which is world famous for the running of the bulls every morning of the week-long Fiesta of San Fermin. As a devoted fan who had taught The Sun Also Rises for twenty … Read more