Black History Month

February 5, 2013 

All month

“The Great Kings of Africa Exhibit” will be on display in the Ponder Fine Arts Gallery at Benedict College. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Info: (803) 705-4463


Panel Discussion: “Historical Significance vs. 21st Century Relevance: Exploring the Role of Faith and Religion, 11 a.m. in Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Little Theater at Benedict College. Religious leaders will discuss the modern-day significance and relevance of faith and religion in the leadership experience of college students. Info: (803) 705-4726

Thursday-Feb. 9

The Talented Tenth, a networking and development conference organized by Columbia-based young black professionals, kicks off with a CEO Networking Reception, 5:30 p.m. Thursday2/7 at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St. The Conference continues at 8 a.m. Feb. 8 at IT-oLogy followed by a Friday Night Party, 9 p.m. at Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St. Cost is $5 or $10 if not registered for the conference. Concludes with the Talented Day Party, 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at 701 Whaley, 701 Whaley St. Cost is $5 or $10 if not registered. Info:

Feb. 12

Architecture of Segregation Lecture, 5:30 p.m. at Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St. Explore the important sites that played a role in the physical separation of blacks and whites as well as the importance of preserving them. Free. Sponsored by Historic Columbia Foundation. Info: (803) 252-7742

Feb. 13

Black History Month Celebration and Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at Brookland Baptist Church Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. The event features guest speaker Millicent Brown of Claflin University. The cost is $15. Payments are due today and should be submitted to FBIRA, 151 Westpark Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210. Info: (803) 551-4468; (843) 629-3031

Feb. 13

The 26th annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference, begins at 8:30 a.m. with workshops at various locations throughout the campus of Benedict College. Plenary sessions begin at 10 a.m. in Antisdel Chapel. The filming of the teleconference begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Little Theater at Benedict College. A variety of participating high school and Benedict College students will direct questions to prominent African Americans. The event will air on ETV, 5 p.m. Feb. 24. Info: (803) 705-4616.

Feb. 23-24

The 24th annual Harambee Festival Weekend Celebration, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Benedict College. The event features activities for children, live performances, art exhibits, workshops and health screenings. Free admission. The Harambee Festival Community Choir Concert will be 4 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Benjamin E. Mays Human Resources Center Arena at Benedict College. Info: (803) 296-3461;

Feb. 24

Black History Month Celebration, 10 a.m. at the New Light Beulah Baptist Church, 1330 Congaree Road, Hopkins. The keynote speaker will be Major Darryl Kelly, the ROTC instructor at Lower Richland High School. Open to the public. Info: (803) 783-2050

Feb. 28

Septima P. Clark Film Showcase and Panel Discussion, 6 p.m. at Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Little Theater at Benedict College. The showcase is presented by the Department of Social Sciences and Criminal Justice and Historical Studies. Info: (803) 705-4596

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