SC African American Calendar

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…

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SC African American History Calendar January 2020 Honoree: Vivian Ayers Allen

A native of Chester, S.C., Dr. Vivian Ayers Allen is a poet, cultural activist, and American classicist. A 1939 graduate of the historic Brainerd Institute in Chester, Dr. Ayers attended Barber-Scotia College and Bennett College. Dr. Ayers has also received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Bennett College and Wilberforce University. Her literary career began in Houston,…

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SC African American History Calendar September 2019 Honoree: Dr. Bessie Ayers 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 earned her recognition and respect across the country. She was born on February…

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