Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates the many achievements and contributions made by African Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual, and political development. Every Saturday during the month of February, the town sponsors a series of free events that focus on the African American history and Gullah heritage of Mount Pleasant. The Town of Mount Pleasant Historical Commission celebrated its 8th annual Black History Month in February 2022! The events for the 2022 Black History Month Celebration were in-person but also available virtually. See schedule below:


Reconstruction Era Presentation

Michael Allen, Advisory Board chairman, Scott Teodorski, Park superintendent, and Beaufort retired mayor Billy Keyserling to discuss the creation and significance of the Reconstruction Era National Historic Park with Val Littlefield as moderator.

https://youtu.be/V6aL5NTqqHs


Gullah Spirituals Concert

The Plantations Singers, with director Lynnette White, to perform an A Capella performance of traditional Spirituals.

https://youtu.be/ZEsGvoH6nI4


History of Education for African Americans in Mount Pleasant 

Discuss the experience of education for African American educators and students during and after the time of integration.

https://youtu.be/Z1t7ppKlHkk


International African American Museum Presentation and Concert

Dr. Tonya Matthews, CEO, and Dr. Bernard Powers, Board of Directors, present on the future International African American Museum honoring African American history and culture. Ann Caldwell, of the Magnolia Singers, to close the evening with a solo performance.

https://youtu.be/-e7a7-zKerg


All events are FREE and family friendly. For more information, call 843-884-1129 or email Katherine Dolan Miller.


LINKS TO 2021 EVENTS BELOW

2/6/2021: Scanlonville: A History, The Land and The Community 

2/20/2021: The Laing Visitor: A Look at Some Hidden Black Histories of Mount Pleasant

2/27/2021History of Black Fraternities and Sororities