Black History Month observances

February 11, 2014 

TUESDAY, FEB. 11

African-American art exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday in the basement of the Lace House, within the Governor’s Mansion Complex, 800 Richland St. The exhibit consists of pieces originally owned by The Old Slave Mart Museum and is currently on loan from the Greater Acacia Collection, a foundation that maintains and preserves artifacts chronicling the African-American journey. The exhibit is free; enter the Lace House from Gadsden Street.

“Building the Future: The Black Experience at USC”: 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Russell House Ballroom. The university’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation will feature a panel discussion of the black experience on campus. For more information on the commemoration, go to www.sc.edu/desegregation.

27th annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference: President’s Dinner, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 200 Stoneridge Drive. Commemoration of the golden jubilee of the civil rights act, the event will feature live music and special guest panelists. Tickets are $75; reserved tables for 10, $750. For a complete Benedict College schedule, go to www.benedict.edu.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12

27th annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference: 9 a.m. Wednesday on the campus of Benedict College. Commemoration of the national theme, “The Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act.” The panelists’ areas of expertise include health, business, marketing and law enforcement. Award-winning poet Nikky Finney will moderate and Mignon Clyburn, commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, will serve as explicator. It features high school and Benedict College students who will ask prominent African-Americans about their ideas, challenges and achievements. High school students participating are from A.C. Flora, C.A. Johnson, Lower Richland, Eau Claire and W.J. Keenan High Schools. The program will air on ETV at 6 p.m. Feb. 23. (803) 705-4616. For a complete Benedict College schedule, go to www.benedict.edu.

African-American art exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday in the basement of the Lace House, within the Governor’s Mansion Complex, 800 Richland St.. The exhibit consists of pieces originally owned by The Old Slave Mart Museum and is currently on loan from the Greater Acacia Collection, a foundation that maintains and preserves artifacts chronicling the African-American journey. The exhibit is free; enter the Lace House from Gadsden Street.

Black History Month exhibit: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Feb. 16 at Camden’s historic Price House, Broad and York streets. Each middle and high school in Kershaw County will submit a theme (“Civil Rights in America”) poster for the exhibit; also, students or adults in the Kershaw County schools during integration will submit posters. Free. (803) 424-0405

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

African-American art exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in the basement of the Lace House, within the Governor’s Mansion Complex, 800 Richland St. The exhibit consists of pieces originally owned by The Old Slave Mart Museum and is currently on loan from the Greater Acacia Collection, a foundation that maintains and preserves artifacts chronicling the African-American journey. The exhibit is free; enter the Lace House from Gadsden Street.

2014 Global Village: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday at the Benjamin E. Mays Human Resources Center Arena. Showcase of the ethnic, cultural, linguistic and geographical diversity at Benedict College. Students unite to present a collaborative Global Village, which will feature exhibitors, music, dance, attire, artwork, fashion and other artifacts from around the world. Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcomed and encouraged to participate. (803) 705-4527, (803) 705-4545. For a complete Benedict College schedule, go to www.benedict.edu.

Black History Month exhibit: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday at Camden’s historic Price House, Broad and York streets. Each middle and high school in Kershaw County will submit a theme (“Civil Rights in America”) poster for the exhibit; also, students or adults in the Kershaw County schools during integration will submit posters. Free. (803) 424-0405

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

Black History Month exhibit: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at Camden’s historic Price House, Broad and York streets. Each middle and high school in Kershaw County will submit a theme (“Civil Rights in America”) poster for the exhibit; also, students or adults in the Kershaw County schools during integration will submit posters. Free. (803) 424-0405

SATURDAY, FEB. 15

Black History Month exhibit: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Camden’s historic Price House, Broad and York streets. Each middle and high school in Kershaw County will submit a theme (“Civil Rights in America”) poster for the exhibit; also, students or adults in the Kershaw County schools during integration will submit posters. Free. (803) 424-0405

Black History program: 6 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1725 Gervais St. Founded in 1869, Wesley is home to the oldest African-American Methodist congregation in Columbia. The sanctuary was built in 1910, designed by noted architect Arthur Hamby, and features two asymmetrical towers, decorative brickwork and pointed-arch stained glass windows.

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

Black History Month exhibit: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Camden’s historic Price House, Broad and York streets. Each middle and high school in Kershaw County will submit a theme (“Civil Rights in America”) poster for the exhibit; also, students or adults in the Kershaw County schools during integration will submit posters. Free. (803) 424-0405

Abundant Life Fellowship Church: Special program, 5 p.m. Sunday at 804 Laurens St., Camden. The Abundant Life Fellowship Church Chorale will perform some of the most popular songs of the civil rights movement. Free.

TUESDAY, FEB. 18

African-American art exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 18 in the basement of the Lace House, within the Governor’s Mansion Complex, 800 Richland St. The exhibit consists of pieces originally owned by The Old Slave Mart Museum and is currently on loan from the Greater Acacia Collection, a foundation that maintains and preserves artifacts chronicling the African-American journey. The exhibit is free; enter the House from Gadsden Street.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

African-American art exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 19 in the basement of the Lace House, within the Governor’s Mansion Complex, 800 Richland St. The exhibit consists of pieces originally owned by The Old Slave Mart Museum and is currently on loan from the Greater Acacia Collection, a foundation that maintains and preserves artifacts chronicling the African-American journey. The exhibit is free; enter the Lace House from Gadsden Street.

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

African-American art exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 20 in the basement of the Lace House, within the Governor’s Mansion Complex, 800 Richland St. The exhibit consists of pieces originally owned by The Old Slave Mart Museum and is currently on loan from the Greater Acacia Collection, a foundation that maintains and preserves artifacts chronicling the African-American journey. The exhibit is free; enter the Lace House from Gadsden Street.

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

Silver anniversary reunion of the Harambee Festival: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Benjamin E. Mays Resources Center at Benedict College. Family event that has plenty of food, music, fun, art and those hard-to-find merchandise items in the Shopping Village. The KIJIJI Children’s Village will feature scientific experiments, virtual classrooms, educational enrichment and dance lessons. Other events include bounce houses outside for the children. Live stage performances are scheduled throughout the day, including the national award-winning Benedict College Gospel Choir and a special appearance by the Harambee Festival Community Choir, featuring the Rev. James Bignon. Health screenings will be held in Mather Hall at the Benedict College Health Center. Also: A Waverly Community walking tour, architectural tour and church tours. (803) 464-4149, For a complete Benedict College schedule, go to www.benedict.edu.

Oratorical contest: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Keenan High School auditorium, 361 Pisgah Road. Sponsored by the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the public speaking event is open to middle school students in Richland 1 and 2, Lexington 1 and 2 and Lexington-Richland 5. (803) 786-7796; www.richlandcountydeltas.org

SUNDAY, FEB. 23

Greenview First Baptist Church: Black History Month program and old fashioned southern food tasting, 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at 101 Isaac St.

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