SC African American Calendar

SC African American History Calendar January 2017 Honoree: Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, an assistant pastor at Mother Emanuel AME Church, spent her life making a lasting difference in the lives of young people. A native of Newark, NJ, where she graduated from Vailsburg High School in 1987, Coleman-Singleton enrolled at S.C. State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology. Outside the…

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SC African American History Calendar December 2016 Honoree: Elizabeth “Lizzie” Evelyn Wright

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Wright’s commitment to education has impacted the lives of thousands of African American students for over a century. Wright founded Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina in 1897. A child of Reconstruction, she was born in Talbotton, Georgia in 1872 to parents who had been born in slavery. She was educated at St.…

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