Hilton Head in the Modern Era
African American Schools 1920 - 1970
Tuesday, September 23, 2014; Coligny Theater
5:30 Wine Reception; 6:00 Presentation
Optional fixed price dinner following at Bomboras Grille, Coligny Plaza; $24/person
South Carolina's African-American public schools suffered from unequal funding, short school years, and underpaid teachers. Yet these schools were cherished community places that served as meeting centers and social institutions in addition to educating generations of South Carolinians. This talk will highlight the unique history of African American schools in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, from the establishment of the Penn Center through the Rosenwald school building campaign, from "separate but equal" to "integration" in the 1970s. Learn about the social, political, and architectural histories of African American schools and efforts to preserve this history today.
Rebekah Dobrasko is currently a historian with the Texas Department of Transportation in Austin, Texas. Prior to her move west, she worked with the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office in Columbia for 10 years. She is a leading authority on the history of South Carolina's equalization schools and has written articles, designed exhibits, and currently maintains a website dedicated to those schools and to education in South Carolina.
Cal the library at 843-686-6560843-686-6560 to register. Call Bomboras Grille at 843-689-2662843-689-2662 to make dinner reservations.
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The Response to our first class has been so overwhelming that we have opened a second class to accommodate the overflow.
Exploring Irish Roots
Presented by Beth O’ Keefe, Volunteer
Heritage Library Foundation
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 or Friday, September 26, 2014
Fee: $10/members; $15/non-members
Class size is limited; Call the library at 843-686-6560 for reservations
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Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island
Tuesdays, 10:00 am
Join us on Tuesday mornings for a one-hour lecture about the historic sites on Hilton Head Island. Learn the location and history of each site and leave with a map to explore on your own.
Call the library at 843-686-6560843-686-6560 to register.
Ft. Mitchel Tours
Presented by members of the History Department of the Heritage Library
Thursdays at 10:00 am
Tours of Ft. Mitchel are offered every Thursday at 10:00.
Reserve your space by calling the Coastal Discovery Museum at 843.689.6767843.689.6767.
Adults: $12; children ages 6 – 12: $7 (no children under 6 years).
Who Do You Think You Are?
Let us help you find out. Call the library at 843-686-6560843-686-6560 to reserve one free hour with an experienced genealogist who can help you get started climbing your family tree. By appointment only.
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