African American History

February 1-28

(except during a leap year)

Historian Carter G. Woodson hoped to raise awareness of African American's contributions to civilization by establishing Negro History Week. The event was first celebrated during a week in February 1926 that included both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass' birthdays. The week was later expanded to a month in 1976 during the United States bicentennial.

PHOTO: On March 20, 1969, black hospital workers at the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston went on strike to protest the firing of twelve employees and to call for higher wages and union recognition.

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Modjeska Monteith Simkins House - Photo Gallery
Modjeska Monteith Simkins House - Photo Gallery

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This photo gallery of the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House contains the following shots: Portraits of Modjeska Monteith Simkins. Inside the exhibit “An Advocate of the People” inside the home. A wall...
Modjeska Monteith Simkins House - Overview
Modjeska Monteith Simkins House - Overview

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Built between 1890 and 1895, this one-story cottage was home to Modjeska Monteith Simkins, considered "the Matriarch of Civil Rights activists of South Carolina," from 1932 until her death on April 5...
3D VR - Modjeska Monteith Simkins House | Let's Go
3D VR - Modjeska Monteith Simkins House | Let's Go

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Built between 1890 and 1895, this one-story cottage was home to Modjeska Monteith Simkins, considered "the Matriarch of Civil Rights activists of South Carolina," from 1932 until her death on April 5...
Ring Shout Dance | Gullah Roots
Ring Shout Dance | Gullah Roots

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A circular dance called the "Ring Shout" was a part of Gullah-Geechee Christian worship services for many years. APA Citation: Newman, B. (2020, October 1). Gullah Roots [Video]. SCETV. https://video...