Black History Month

February 16, 2013 


**ADVANCE FOR MONDAY APRIL 5 ** David Swinton, president of Benedict College, poses outside the administration building Friday April 2, 2004 in Columbia, S.C. In the past 10 years the college has quadrupled in size, with many people attributing the growth to the leadership and vision of Swinton. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky)

FILE PHOTOGRAPH — the associated press

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


“Black History in the Revolutionary War” will be from 11 a.m.-noon at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., Camden. The event features stories, a scavenger hunt and several programs for children. Free. Info: (803) 432-9841;

Wednesday-Feb. 24

The exhibit “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington” will be held on the first floor of the Price House, the corner of Broad and York Streets, Camden, from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Feb. 23 and 1-4 p.m. Feb. 24. A special evening program will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Free. Info: (803) 424-0405

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.

Feb. 24

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;

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

“Roses and Revolutions: Revisited,” 4:30-6 p.m. at the C.A. Johnson High School Auditorium, 2249 Barhamville Road. Presented by the Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the program is a recording of poetry, drama and song produced by the sorority in 1975. Free. Info: (803) 735-1444

Feb. 26

African-American History event “Called to Greatness: Past and Present,” 6-8 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 2003 Charleston Hwy., Cayce, The event, hosted by Busbee Creative Arts Academy, Davis Early Childhood for Technology and Taylor Elementary School, features singing, dancing, stepping, acting, artwork and the Bible Way Praise Dancers. Info: (803) 739-4189

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

March 3

“We Shall not be Moved,” a commemoration of student activism in Columbia and the 50th anniversary of Edwards v. South Carolina kicks off at 10:45 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington St. with a church service. The reunion and roundtable discussion will be from 3-5 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

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