Tag Archives: African-American

Back to Build the Future

This Saturday, April 5, 2014, will mark Sumter’s 9th Annual Sankofa Cultural Festival.  Starting at 11 a.m., the grounds at Mt. Pisgah AME Church (corner of South Washington and Bartlette Streets) will overflow with ceremonies, performances and vendors who will, … Continue reading

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“The whole world opened…” Sumter County Museum Presents Bethune Retrospective

The Sumter County Museum and Morris College are proud to present Mary McLeod Bethune:  From Mayesville to National Hero at the Heritage Education Center’s Ross S. McKenzie Hall, starting November 15, 2013.  The exhibit opens with a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m., … Continue reading

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Sumter’s Stars Shine!

It must have been more than 15 years ago that I first saw Lee Brice perform at a community talent show.  My friends, co-workers, and I watched and listened in awe, and we all agreed, “That kid is going places.”  … Continue reading

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Bursting into Fall 2013…Almost Too Much to Hold!

Too much information, that is.  But now that school has started, it seems that the number of fall activities is hitting high gear—even while it’s still steaming outside (although to be fair, this year it really isn’t the heat; it’s … Continue reading

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Not-So-Trivial Pursuits

Ah, July.  This is the month when we can usually count on plenty of pool-worthy days (although not in 2013, unfortunately, with all this rain we’ve had!), family reunions and gatherings, and the start of preparations for the new school … Continue reading

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“I Leave You Hope…”

It may be just about the most beloved “Last Will and Testament” in American history: “I leave you love. I leave you hope. I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another. I leave you a thirst for … Continue reading

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Celebrate Diversity!

Sumter has always been a place of cultural diversity.  In the US Census of 1850, five years after the town of Sumterville was incorporated, the population was divided about 60/40 between citizens of European origin and those of African descent.  … Continue reading

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