Black History Month Events
The State of Black Educators in Charleston and America
What: Well-known national educators will hold a forum to discuss the state of black education in Charleston and America.
Where: Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston
When: Thursday, February 2nd from 8:45am until noon
Who: panelists will include:
• Kevin Johnson, Former NBA basketball star and former mayor of Sacramento, CA
• Pastor Michael Phillips, Kingdom of Life Church
• Michelle Rhee, Former Chancellor of Schools in Washington, D.C.
• Roland Martin, Host & Managing Editor of NewsOneNow, Sr. Analyst Tom Joyner Morning Show
• Tim King, President of Urban Prep Academies
• Eric Mahmoud, Founder & President Harvest Network of Schools
• George Parker, Former Washington Teachers’ Union President
What: This is a traveling exhibit on African American History and Culture.
Where: College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center.
When: Now through April 4th
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
What: You’ll be able to hear the rhythms and harmonies of native South African musical traditions with the all-male vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambas.
Where: Charleston Music Hall
When: Saturday February 25, 2017 – Doors open at 7pm – Show begins at 8pm
Black History Month Culinary Mixer
What: This event will feature cooking demos, edible art, live music and much more as a way for the community to unwind and socialize.
Where: Scott’s Grand Banquet Hall – 5060 Dorchester Rd
When: Friday, February 17th from 7:00pm until 11:00pm
Black History Month with The Citadel
What: The Citadel will host a program called African-Americans in America: Matters of Law and Equity,’ featuring lectures, exhibits, concerts, discussion groups, black history quiz bowl and an African-American bazaar.
Where: Various locations throughout the Citadel’s campus
When: For a complete list of event times and dates click here.
Black History Black Tie Ball
What: This will be a black tie sit-down dinner with live music and dancing. During the evening, three awards will be presented to recognize leadership in the African American community.
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Crystal Ballroom – Anderson County, SC
When: Friday, February 3rd – 6:00pm
Who: Jil Littlejohn, President/CEO of the Urban League of the Upstate and City Council Member – Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Greenville, SC.
Black History Fashion Show
What: Columbia’s finest local designers, vendors and supports present a day full of dancing, drumming, and fashion- showing current trends and food tasting.
Where: Northeast High School, 7500 Brookfield Road, Columbia, SC 29223
When: Saturday, February 4th from 4:00pm until 9:00pm