Black History Month events

February 23, 2013 

BENEDICT PRESIDENT

David Swinton, president of Benedict College, poses outside the administration building in 2004 in Columbia. The college has several events planned in celebration of Black History Month.

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

Saturday

The 24th annual Harambee Festival Weekend Celebration, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Benedict College. The event features activities for children, live performances, art exhibits, workshops and health screenings. Free admission.

Columbia Urban League’s 2013 Young and Gifted Awards, noon at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia A celebration of Black History Month and the state’s largest recognition of African American achievement. Wal-Mart’s $125,000 check presentation to the South Carolina Urban League affiliates will be used to assist those on public support in finding jobs.

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. today Free. Info: (803) 424-0405

Sunday

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

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, 1-4 p.m. A special evening program will be held at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Free. Info: (803) 424-0405

The Harambee Festival Community Choir Concert will be 4 p.m. in the Benjamin E. Mays Human Resources Center Arena at Benedict College. Info: (803) 296-3461; www.benedict.edu/harambee

“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

Tuesday

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

Thursday

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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