The South Carolina Department of Archives and History compiled the most comprehensive list of African American Historic Places.
The SC Hall of Fame is located in Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. On September 21, 2001, Governor Jim Hodges signed into law a bill designating the South Carolina Hall of Fame as the state's official hall of fame. To date, 13 African Americans have been inducted in the museum.
Beginning in 1990, the South Carolina African American Calendar begun recognizing prominent African Americans who were recognized because of their contributions to the Palmetto State. Today, the tradition continues thanks to supporters such as the SC State Department of Education, Dominion, and others.
Beginning in 1995, Individuals are selected each year that have made their mark in areas such as community service, education, athletics, government and philanthropy. After the presentation which annually is held during the Presidential Gala, the Hall of Fame inductee images are hung in Tingley Hall.
Dr. Bobby Donaldson, Associate Professor of History at the University of South Carolina is Directorr of the Center.
A joint initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences and University Libraries, the Center seeks to bring our civil rights history to life and inspire an informed dialogue about today’s social justice issues. The center was founded in November 2015 with the receipt of the congressional papers of Representative James E. Clyburn, the state’s first African-American member of Congress since Reconstruction. The Center focuses on these primary areas: Engaging the community in programming to foster advocacy and action
Informing curriculum for K-12 and higher education.
A Travel Guide to South Carolina African American Cultural Sites - Courtesy of SC African American Heritage Commission - SC Archives. The Green Book of South Carolina is the first mobile web travel guide to African American cultural sites across South Carolina, created by the S.C. African American Heritage Commission to offer residents and visitors from around the world a user-friendly guide to discovering and celebrating enriching cultural experiences across the state of South Carolina.
The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina was founded in 1877, by a group of black men who came together to enhance the quality of life in their churches and to provide a means of bringing Churches together on a statewide basis to address the educational needs of African Americans of all ages. Dr. Isaac P. Brockenton, organized the Macedonia Baptist Church, Darlington, S.C. under his leadership as pastor and served as the second Moderator of the Historic Gethsemane Association; was the first President of the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention. The Convention of South Carolina (“BEMCSC”) is the largest organization of African Americans in the state.
The Lovely Hill Baptist Association consists of twenty churches under the leadership of Moderator McKinley Ravenell. The late Reverend Doctor S.B. Marshall, who was moderator of the Lovely Hill Baptist Association, had a vision to build a center large enough to house all of the various conventions of the association on the land originally purchased to build the first school for African-American children in the St. George, area. After bringing the vision to the Executive Board and the members of the Association, on October 16, 1999, groundbreaking was held for the construction of the Lovely Hill Baptist Association Conference Center. In September, 2005, the vision became a reality with the completion of the center.
T rinity Methodist Episcopal Church, now Trinity United Methodist Church, was founded in 1866 by Methodist ministers. It was formerly located on the present Courthouse Square. Present Gothic architecture structure was designed by W.W. Wilkins, SC State College faculty member, under the supervision of Miller F. Whittaker. Construction began in 1928, and was completed in 1944. Civil rights meetings and rallies were held during the 1940s-1960s, with local, state and prominent national leaders, Roy Wilkins, Martin L. King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall. Trinity was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
The International African American Museum
will explore cultures and knowledge systems retained and adapted by Africans in the Americas, and the diverse journeys and achievements of these individuals and their descendants in South Carolina, the United States, and throughout the African diaspora. Visitors will engage with dynamic exhibits featuring historic figures, events, and experiences from slavery through the 20th-century civil rights movement and into the present.
The Briggs, Delaine, Pearson Foundation
The Allen University
The Brown Foundation
The Benjamin Mays Historic Site
The Modjeska Simkins House
Tucked in the heart of the South Carolina Sea Islands surrounded by glimmering marshes and nestled beneath the silvery moss-draped limbs of massive live oaks, is Penn Center. It is the site of the former Penn School, one of the country's first schools for formerly enslaved individuals.
Penn Center is one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today. We are located on St. Helena Island, one of the most beautiful and historically distinct of the South Carolina Sea Islands, and at the heart of Gullah culture.
The African American Monument located at the State Capitol in Columbia was erected in 2001.
Columbia 63, "Our Story Matters,"
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The Briggs – De Laine – Pearson Foundation (BDP Foundation), is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt organization with IRS public charity status. The charitable, volunteer organization is located in the economically distressed, rural town of Summerton, South Carolina.
BDP Foundation was originally founded in 1993 when a group of individuals decided to form an organization to memorialize the participants of the Briggs v. Elliott case. Briggs v. Elliott was the first case in the twentieth century to challenge the constitutionality of racially segregated schools. It was the first of the five legal cases filed in the United States Federal Courts that led to the May 17, 1954, Supreme Court verdict on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS.
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