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SC African American History Calendar - January 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, Texas with the publication...
Images of content featured on Knowitall.org in January 2020
Happy New Year to all! This month, Knowitall features resources for Martin Luther King Day and African American History Month for use now through February. Our Holocaust Remembrance Collection provides resources for International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust . In addition, we have resources for National Trivia Day , N ational Bird Day , and Human Trafficking...
South Carolina African American History Calendar: December Honoree - Isaac Washington
Isaac Washington Sr., son of Oliver and Elizabeth S. Washington, was born in Columbia, S.C., in 1942. He is a graduate of C.A. Johnson High School and Benedict College. As a high school and college student, he participated in numerous civil rights marches, sit-ins and other activities in the Columbia and Orangeburg areas. He was arrested in March 1962 while protesting at the South Carolina State...
Images from content featured on Knowitall.org in December 2019
This month, we’re excited to bring to your attention a couple of new series recently added to Knowitall.org—the Planter at the Gate and the Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick ! Both are made possible through our partnership with SC DNR and the South Carolina Heritage Trust . There's also new content from two of our ongoing series, Carolina Classrooms and WhatWorksSC . We also highlight...
Pictured Harriet Tubman between 1860 and 1875. Harvey B. Lindsley photographer; Library of Congress.
...that Harriet Tubman lived and worked in South Carolina? Learn more from these Knowitall/South Carolina ETV resources! HARRIET TUBMAN (1820-1913) | PERISCOPE Born a slave, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom and became a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. As a conductor, she helped over 300 slaves find their own freedom. After the Civil War, she cared for orphaned children and supported...
SC African American History Calendar - November Honorees: Henrietta Snype
A true artist and craftswoman, Henrietta Snype is a master sweetgrass basket weaver and educator. She is devoted to the education and revival of a culture rich in tradition. Born and raised in Mount Pleasant, S.C., she learned how to weave baskets at the age of seven from her mother, Mary Mazyck, and grandmother. At the age of 17, Snype graduated from high school and went on to pursue her...

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