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Local educational institutions to highlight Beaufort County’s rich and diverse history

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BCSD, USCB, TCL, Penn Center to host African-American history education conference

From staff reports

The Beaufort County School District (BCSD), University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB), Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) and Penn Center are collaborating to host “Untold Stories,” 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.

“I started my career as a social studies teacher, so I certainly have an appreciation for history,” BCSD Superintendent Frank Rodriguez said in a release. “I’m glad to be partnering with USCB, TCL, and Penn Center on this important initiative that will provide significant insight about where we live.”

The conference promises a robust series of activities and educational sessions for attendees. The three-day immersive experience (Feb. 18-20) 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, as well as student-produced documentary videos and performances.

“I can’t think of a better line up of speakers, facilitators, and presenters,” conference organizer abd BCSD Officer of Academic Initiatives N’kia Campbell said. “Attendees are going to experience something that they will never forget.”

For an overview of daily events, break-out sessions, and a complete list of presenters please visit: https://bit.ly/AAHEC22.

Interested persons can pre-register for the conference online at https://bit.ly/AAHEC2022. Attendees can register per day ($75 for Friday or Saturday and $50 for Sunday), or attend the whole conference for $200 which includes food and tours. For more information, please email AAHEC@beaufort.k12.sc.us.

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