Civil Rights Grant Project Kick-Off Meeting Rescheduled

Now Septima P. Clark Corporate Academy, 1929 Grimball Road, James Island (Photograph courtesy Rebekah Dobrasko)

Charleston County Zoning and Planning Department will host a community meeting to introduce a project recording the oral histories of students that attended W. Gresham Meggett School on November 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the W. Gresham Meggett School (currently the Septima P. Clark Corporate Academy) located at 1929 Grimball Road, Charleston, SC 29412.

This project is funded by an African American Civil Rights Grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. Members of the community and former students and staff are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the project, get information about how they can participate and speak directly with the consultant that will perform the work of the project.

This oral history project, A Journey to Equal Education: Stories from Historic African-American Communities, will share the experiences of students on the cusp of desegregation of public schools in the 1950s and 1960s. New South Associates, LLC has been awarded a contract to carry out the project work which will include interviewing alumni from W. Gresham Meggett School, a South Carolina Equalization school that was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The grant work will begin immediately and will conclude in April 2020. If you have questions about this project, contact the Planning Department at planning@charlestoncounty.org or 843-202-7203.

For project updates visit this webpage: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/zoning-planning/projects-npscrg.php.

 

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