Waterfront Memorial Park
99 Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mt. Pleasant SC (under the Arthur Ravenel Bridge)
The highly anticipated Sweetgrass Festival will celebrate the rich Gullah
Geechee cultural heritage and provides the most extensive showcase of
sweetgrass baskets in the Lowcountry area.
This year's event features an assortment of unique handmade arts & crafts,
paintings, live performances, and documentary films. Festival-goers will
enjoy a day filled with entertainment that includes gospel songs and praise
dance, storytelling and more.Admission and parking are free. The festival
is a family event and no alcohol is sold.
Bettye Collier-Thomas, professor of history at Temple University,
has won the 2013 Temple University Faculty Research Award for her
book Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion
(Alfred A. Knopf, 2010). The award, which includes a $5,000 honorarium,
is given annually.
Awards for Jesus, Jobs, and Justice include the following:
2010 ABWH Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Award
2010 National Women’s Political Caucus EMMA Award
2011 Organization of American Historians Darlene Clark Hine Award
Help Us "Save Black History's Birthplace!"
Carter G. Woodson Home NHS is a finalist in Grant Competition
Established by the American Express and the National Trust for Historic
Preservation, Partners in Preservation (PIP) awards preservation grants to
historic places across the country through a social media voting competition.
U.S. Postal Service Announces Rosa Parks Commemorative Stamp
February 4, 2013
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN - On what would have been her 100th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service today issued the Rosa Parks Forever Stamp during the National Day of Courage celebration at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.
The Rosa Parks Forever Stamp goes on sale today at Post Offices nationwide, and can be purchased online at usps.com/stamps or by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724).
The National Day of Courage was established to encourage every American to take a stand and commit themselves to do something courageous just as Parks did Dec. 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, AL, city bus. That singular act of courage helped spark the civil rights movement and a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality.
Earlier in the day, a special ceremony was held to preview the Rosa Parks stamp at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. In 1987, Parks co-founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development in Detroit to inspire young people to behave in a socially responsible way.
Read the Presidential Proclamation for Black History Month
Daryl Scott Elected President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Pledges to Make Service to the Community a Major Priority
WASHINGTON — The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) today announced the election of Howard University History Professor Dr. Daryl Michael Scott as its 27th national president.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Living Legacy Award to be presented at its 87th Annual Black History Month Luncheon, February 23, 2013.