Mitchelville Confirms Presenters for “Access: Who Has It?”

Lee A. Gill, J.D.

The Mitchelville Preservation Project confirmed the presenters for their annual forum. This year’s one-day session themed “Access: Who Has It?” will examine access to quality education, issues associated with health care and the growing political power of women 100 years after gaining the right to vote in 1920.

Dr. Frank Rodriguez

The forum is Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9AM-2:30PM at the University of South Carolina Beaufort – Hilton Head Island Campus (1 Sand Shark Drive). Registration for the general public is $30 and $20 for teachers. Registration includes lunch and tickets can purchased at

Janice Malafronte

This annual forum explores historic and contemporary issues in 21st century America, including citizenship, opportunity, freedom and democracy. Discussion at the forum is beneficial to educators and community leaders.

This year’s presenters include Lee A. Gill, J.D., Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President for Inclusive Excellence (Clemson University), Senator Katrina F. Shealy, (South Carolina Senate), Dr. Frank J. Rodriguez, Beaufort County Superintendent, Raymond Cox, Executive Medical Director at Volunteers in Medicine (Hilton Head Island) and Janice Malafronte, owner of Open to Care.

Dr. Raymond Cox

The Mitchelville Preservation Project, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to replicate, preserve, and sustain an historically significant site and to educate the public about the sacrifice, resilience and perseverance of the freedmen of Mitchelville and to share the story of how these brave men and women planted strong and enduring familial roots for generations of future African Americans. Set against the natural backdrop of Hilton Head Island, the Mitchelville Preservation Project will become the Lowcountry’s jewel civil war attraction.

Senator Katrina F. Shealy

For more information about the “Access: Who Has It?” forum call, 843-255-7301.

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