Black History Month Events

February 2, 2017, 3:12 pm EST | Share:

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

Gullah Exhibit

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