SC State University Observes Black History Month with an Array of Activities

Friday, February 11, 2011

SC State University will observe Black History Month with various activities designed to remember the contributions of African-Americans. Founded in 1896 as the state's sole public college for black youth, SC State University has played a key role in the education of African-Americans in the state and nation. Today, the University continues to serve as the only public, four year Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the state of South Carolina, educating more than 4,500 students each year.


This week of Black History Month activities includes the following:


Monday, February 7

7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 
“Taking a Stand” Stage Play: Re-Enactment of Orangeburg Massacre
Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Auditorium
Sponsored By: Student Government Association and
SC State Sophomore Class of 2013
Ticket prices: Students w/ID, $5 in advance and $7 at the door; General Admission, $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
For more information: Calhoun Cornwell, 803-497-1715


Tuesday, February 8

8:20 a.m.-9:20 a.m.
Music and Literacy: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and the Life of James Weldon Johnson
Felton Laboratory School Music Room (6th Grade)
Sponsored by: Felton Laboratory School
For more information: Mary E. Ravenell or staff, 803-536-7034


Tuesday, February 8

3 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Orangeburg Massacre Commemoration Ceremony
SC State University Memorial Plaza
Sponsored by: SC State University
For more information: Erica Taylor, 803-533-3617


Wednesday, February 9

9:30 a.m.
African-American Story Telling with Patricia C. Bradley, librarian, featuring Moa Means One: Swahili Counting Book
Felton Laboratory School Library
Sponsored by: Felton Laboratory School
For more information: Patricia C. Bradley, 803-536-7035


Thursday, February 10

5:30 p.m.
Film: “Abel Raises Cain” with producer/director Jenny Abel as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Special Guest: Alan Abel-writer, lecturer, actor, filmmaker, jazz musician and comedian
I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium
Sponsored by: I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium
For more information: I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium, 803-536-7174

Friday, February 11

9:00 a.m.
“The Pride Project,” researching and presenting our history.
Felton Laboratory School, Room 130 (3rd Grade)
Sponsored by: Felton Laboratory School
For more information: Mary E. Ravenell or staff, 803-536-7034


Friday, February 11

2:00 p.m.
“Quiz Bowl”
Staley Hall Auditorium
Sponsored by: Department of Family Consumer Sciences
For more information: Dr. Ethel Jones, 803-536-8958