Tue, May 03

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Charleston

Truth Rising: Honoring African Presence in Charleston

This event will provide an update about the ongoing research into the lives of the thirty-six Ancestors uncovered near the Gaillard Center in 2013. The event also provides an opportunity for community members to learn about and share their perspectives about plans for a memorial for the Ancestors.

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Truth Rising: Honoring African Presence in Charleston

Time & Location

May 03, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Charleston, 134 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

About the Event

This event will provide an update about the ongoing research into the lives of the thirty-six Ancestors uncovered near the Gaillard Center in 2013.  The event also provides an opportunity for community members to learn about and share their perspectives about plans for a memorial for the Ancestors.

Panel discussants include folklorist and historian, Dr. Wilmot A. Fraser, Dr. Tamara T. Butler, Executive Director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, Jerome Harris, President of the Charleston Area Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Lorna Beck organizer of Charleston CariFest, Raja-Léon Hamann a Ph.D. student in Cultural and Social Anthropology and Karen Wright-Chisholm, CEO Jenkins Youth and Family Village.

*Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to Cannon Street Arts Center*

Schedule


  • 5 minutes

    Welcome - La'Sheia Oubre and Joanna Gilmore


  • 10 minutes

    Learning about Ancestry - Dr. Raquel Fleskes

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