African American History Calendar slideshow: 'They Made a Way'

October 27, 2013 

The AT&T African American History Calendar turns 25. Here, we look back at the calendar's purpose and impact, and spotlight several of those feature inside the pages in the last 25 years.

THE STATE

— No matter the struggle, no matter the challenge, African-Americans have plowed forward, making a way out of no way. Associate Editor Warren Bolton is one of the 297 remarkable South Carolinians who have been featured in the first 24 years of the AT&T African American History Calendar; in the run-up to Wednesday’s unveiling of the calendar’s 25th anniversary edition, Mr. Bolton narrates an online slide presentation exploring the lives of a few of his fellow honorees.

Whether it’s Clayton “Peg Leg” Bates’ phenomenal rise to become a premier dancer despite losing a leg at 12 or Daniel Alexander Payne’s impressive ability to teach himself mathematics, physical science and classical languages as a teen, this presentation will leave parents, teachers and others informed, engaged and challenged.

And be sure to check back here Monday, when Mr. Bolton explores the African American History Calendar’s positive effect on youths and others.

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