SC African American History Calendar

SC African American History Calendar - September Honoree: Bessie Moody-Lawrence

August 29, 2019 - Posted in Education by Mimi Wortham-Brown
SC African American History Calendar - September Honoree: Bessie Moody-Lawrence

Dr. Bessie Ayers Moody-Lawrence dedicated her entire life to education and the law. A prolific advocate, Dr. Moody-Lawrence integrated herself into every facet of society she could to achieve her passions. A member or leader to countless programs and committees, her actions...

SC African American History Calendar: August Honoree - Henry Minton

August 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Images of Henry Minton - SC African American History Calendar - August Honoree

Henry Minton was the visionary behind Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Commonly known as the Boulé, an ancient Greek term for a council of chiefs, Sigma Pi Phi was formally established on May 15, 1904, becoming the first African American Greek-letter fraternity. He envisioned a...

SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

June 15, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

(Photo of Patina Miller in "Madam President" courtesy of Sarah Shatz/CBS.) Patina Miller is a celebrated actress, performer and singer. Born in the small town of Pageland, S.C. on November 6, Miller was raised with music. She grew up singing in her local church’s gospel...

SC African American History Calendar - June Honoree: Janice Marshall

May 27, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Images from SC African American History Calendar - June Honoree: Janice Marshall

Janice Wannamaker Marshall, a St. Matthews, S.C. native, is the daughter of Verna Wannamaker Abney. She is married to Dr. Henry Thomas Marshall Jr. and, together, are the proud parents to their only daughter. Marshall was educated in the Calhoun County Public School System...

SC African American History Calendar - May Honoree: Jannie Harriot

April 20, 2019 - Posted in Education
SC African American History Calendar - May Honoree: Jannie Harriot

Jannie Harriot, daughter of the late James and Marvell Bradley Harriot, was born in Wilmington, N.C. and grew up in Hartsville, S.C. She graduated from Butler High School in Hartsville and attended Talladega College in Alabama. She went on to receive a B.S. from...

SC African American History Calendar - April Honorees: Ethel and Maxie Gordon

March 26, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
SC African American History Calendar for April - Ethel and Maxie Gordon

For more than 40 years, Drs. Maxie S. and Ethel M. Gordon championed desegregation. The Gordons contributed across a multitude of platforms: First Calvary Baptist Church, Benedict College, Morris College, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the NAACP, the S.C. Human...

SC African American History Calendar - March Honoree: Lottie Gibson

February 22, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Images from SC African American History Calendar and video of Lottie Gibson

For more than 60 years, Lottie Gibson was a one-woman crusader for Greenville’s poor and disenfranchised. Gibson was an outspoken social activist, widely known and respected for her work with families who were homeless and bereaved. She cut through the red tape to provide...

SC African American History Calendar - Videos and Blog

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Andrew Davis
Johnathan Green’s “Breath of Freedom” on the cover of the South Carolina African American History Calendar

The South Carolina Department of Education has ushered in the New Year with the unveiling of their 2019 South Carolina African American History Calendar !

SC African American History Calendar - February Honoree: David "Dave the Potter" Drake

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Image of David "Dave the Potter" Drake  - February Honoree SC African American History Calendar

David Drake, also known as “Dave the Potter” and “Dave the Slave,” (c.1801-c.1870) was an American potter who lived in Edgefield, S.C. Dave produced alkaline-glazed stoneware jugs between the 1820s and 1860s. As an enslaved African, he often signed his works “Dave,” and is...

SC African American History Calendar 2019 - January Honoree, Steve Benjamin

December 24, 2018 - Posted in Education by mbrown
Photos of SC African American History Calendar 2019 and January honoree, Mayor Steve Benjamin

Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia’s first African American mayor, was elected in a record-turnout election in 2010. He made it his mission to shape the Capital City into the most talented, educated and entrepreneurial city in America. His devotion to Columbia began in 1990...