Charleston Chronicle Exclusives

Omega Psi Phi Celebrates 80 Years in Charleston

Staff Reports  –  The Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. kicked off its 80th Anniversary celebration with two weeks of activities and events. Founded on August 6, 1938, the chapter has been a devoted community organization in the areas of service and providing scholarship opportunities and programs for local students. On Monday August…

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With Funding Secured From IAAM Construction, What’s Next?

By Barney Blakeney Charleston’s International African American Museum last week completed its 18-year fundraising effort to obtain $75 million necessary to construct the state’s largest museum dedicated to African American history and culture. Former Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley in 2000 presented the concept for the museum he said would document, preserve, interpret, present and promote…

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At 106 Marjorie Howard Remains A Lively Source Of Inspiration

By Barney Blakeney Sorority sisters, church family, relatives, former students and co-workers gathered Sunday to celebrate Mrs. Marjorie Hutchinson Howard’s 106th birthday. The 43-year veteran math teacher turned 106 August 21. After graduating Avery Normal School in 1929, Mrs. Howard, the daughter of the late educator Marie Aleata Palmer Hutchinson and carpenter John Pearson Hutchinson…

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