Town of Mount Pleasant Historical Commission celebrates its 6th annual Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates the many achievements and contributions made by African-Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual, and political development. Every Saturday during the month of February, there are a series of free events that focus on the African-American history and Gullah heritage of Mount Pleasant. This year, the Town of Mount Pleasant Historical Commission will celebrate its 6th annual Black History Month.

February 1, 2020 – 7PM: African-American Women in Broadcast News

Friendship AME Church, 204 Royall Ave

A facilitated discussion with women who pioneered the way for African-Americans in broadcast news. Panelists include Audreyole McCants Parker, Carolyn Murray, Joan Mack and Vanessa Hill. 

February 8, 2020 – 7PM: A Celebration of Black History – Honoring Progress, Maintaining Momentum, and Delivering Performance Town Hall in Council Chambers

Town Hall in Council Chambers, 100 Ann Edwards Lane

Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice President and chief engineer for Boeing Global Services, offers an interactive presentation for all ages!

February 13, 2020 – 7PM: Marching to Motown

Christ Church, 2304 N Hwy 17

Notre Dame’s Director of Bands, Dr. Ken Dye, will present a musical history of African-American music from 1868 to 1968.

February 15, 2020 – 7PM: Civil Rights Movement Photography

Town Hall in Council Chambers, 100 Ann Edwards Lane

Cecil Williams, photographer, civil rights movement participant, and founder of South Carolina’s first and only Civil Rights Museum, will present his photographs documenting the South Carolina Civil Rights Movement Era.

February 22, 2020 – 7PM: Spirituals Concert

Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 302 Hibben Street

Mt. Zion AME Singers and the Society for the Preservation of Spirituals will sing traditional spiritual songs.

February 29, 2020 – 7PM: Concert

Hibben United Methodist Church, 690 Coleman Blvd

“3 Mo~La~Dic Divas + 1 and Company to perform a lively blend of musical styles from opera to pop, bel canto to gospel and jazz, patriotic to show tunes, American folk music, and spirituals. 

All events are FREE and family friendly. For more information, call 843-884-1129 or email [email protected].

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