Local educational institutions hosting conference highlighting County’s rich, diverse history
From staff reports
Beaufort County School District (BCSD), Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, Pat Conroy Literary Center, Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL), University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB), and Penn Center are collaborating to host “Untold Stories, Pathways for the Next Generation,” an African American history education conference with a focus on Beaufort County’s rich and diverse history.
The conference is open to anyone desiring an immersive learning experience about African American history specific to Beaufort County.
This second annual African American History Education conference promises a robust series of activities and educational sessions for attendees. The three-day immersive experience (Feb. 9 through 11) includes live music and dance, art, cuisine, and in-depth presentations and panel discussions from local and nationally renowned artists, authors, educators, clergy, living legends, and historians.
“We had such a positive response to last year’s programming that we knew we needed to do this again,” said BCSD Officer of Academic Initiatives N’kia Campbell, Ph.D, the event organizer.. “Attendees will gain a new perspective and insight about the Lowcountry through the many untold stories shared.”
On Thursday, Feb. 9, attendee will have a choice of six historical tours. Friday’s activities and sessions will be at TCL, while Saturday’s conference events will be at USCB’s historical campus located in Beaufort.
For a conference overview, visit www.beaufortschools.net/community/2nd-annual-african-american-history-education-conference. Interested persons can pre-register for the conference online on a first-come, first-served basis. Community members can register per day ($25 for Friday or Saturday, and Thursday is free). BCSD employees and BCSD, TCL and USCB students can attend the conference free of charge.
For more information, email AAHEC@beaufort.k12.sc.us.
WANT TO GO?
Untold Stories, Pathways for the Next Generation
What: An African American history education conference with a focus on Beaufort County’s rich and diverse history
When: Thursday, Feb. 9 thought Saturday, Feb. 11
Where: Historical Tours, TCL, USC Beaufort
Cost: Residents $25 for Friday, Saturday, Thursday is free. Beaufort County School District employees and all students are free.
More information: For more information, email AAHEC@beaufort.k12.sc.us.