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Call for Nominations for the 2021 South Carolina African American History Calendar

The South Carolina Department of Education is accepting nominations for the 2021 South Carolina African American History Calendar.

Nominees will be chosen based on their accomplishments and their impact on African American history and culture. Each nominee must have influenced South Carolina and its citizens in extraordinary ways.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 2, 2020. To nominate for the 2021 calendar, visit the online nomination form here.

Launched in 1989, the SC African American History Calendar is designed to assist students in learning more about the contributions of distinguished African Americans who have connections to the state. The calendar was originally created to support the SC Department of Education in meeting statutory requirements for the inclusion of African American history in the curriculum. It has since emerged as a global resource for recognizing the achievements of African Americans with South Carolina ties. The website – – also includes information on past honorees, as well as resources for educators and links to other materials related to South Carolina’s African American history.

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