News and Events

News and events happening in the Palmetto State and around the nation. To post an event send an email notice to, Attn: News and Events. All events are vetted and are posted at the discretion of the organization. 
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  • September 22, 2018 10:00 AM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)

    Jubilee at 40! Now in its 40th year, this free outdoor festival brings musician, artisans, dancers and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located at 1403 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201. WEBSITE

    Throughout the day, guests are invited to take house tours of the Mann-Simons Site and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House for $1 and take the African American Historic Sites Bus Tour for $2. In addition, there will be a variety of outdoor vendors selling food and beverages.

  • September 20, 2018 9:00 AM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)
    South Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference, September 20 - 22 

    Social Studies: Every Student, Every Day!

    Conference Information:

    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center
    • 5055 International Boulevard
    • North Charleston, South Carolina, 29418
    • September 20-22, 2018
    • Register now
  • August 23, 2018 12:00 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)

    Dept. of Education Funding Opportunity for Social Studies, Deadline August 23
    The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), a division within the U.S. Department of Education, has a new funding opportunity for research and development and evaluation in the field of social studies. 
    Apply now!

  • July 28, 2018 10:00 AM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)

    Interested in becoming a teacher? Meet with an American Board Representative to learn how you can become a certified teacher in South Carolina without debt or downtime. The information session is FREE and open to the public.

    Sat, July 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Richland Library - North Main Networking Center, 5306 North Main Street, Columbia, SC 29203. REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO

    Attendees will:

    • Meet with a South Carolina Representative of American Board
    • Walk through how the program works in South Carolina and ask questions
    • Receive exclusive savings on enrollment in the American Board program

    American Board certifies for the following subject areas in South Carolina: Biology, 9-12; Chemistry, 9-12; English Language Arts, 6-12; General Science, 6-12; Mathematics, 6-12; Physics, 6-12.

  • July 14, 2018 12:00 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)
    African Day Celebration, July 13 & 14

    The First Annual African Cultural Festival will be held at Allen University at the corner of Harden and Taylor Streets in Columbia, SC on July 13 and 14, 2018. The Festival is co-sponsored by the South Carolina Organization of African Unity and the Columbia City Council.

    Friday July 13 (at 6:00 PM) is free and will consist of two short lectures on the history and future of Africa followed. Saturday July 14 (12:00 noon to 5 PM) will be a festival of culture involving music, dancing, drumming, food and vendors from all over Afrika and the Diaspora. Advance adult tickets are $15 ($20 at the door); children under 12 are $5. Advance tickets can be obtained at Eventbrite and other information is available at scoau8@gmail.comTickets.

  • May 06, 2018 9:05 PM | brian day (Administrator)

    From Elizabeth King, SC Social Studies Education Associate:

    Please see the memo below announcing the development of instructional units to highlight the 2019 African American History Calendar. Please consider applying or share this with interested people.

    The application deadline is May 28, 2018.

  • March 19, 2018 11:03 AM | brian day (Administrator)

    On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 5-8pm at the USC School of Law, W. Lewis Burke, distinguished professor emeritus of USC School of Law and author, for a special talk about his recently published book, All for Civil Rights: Black Lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

    Before or after the lecture, guests are invited to see an exhibit (located on the second floor of the law library) on Richard Greener, the first African American professor at USC, serving during the Reconstruction Era from 1873 through 1877. 

    For more information and to preregister, go to

  • February 01, 2018 2:29 PM | brian day (Administrator)
    The following document contains African American Studies-related programs being shown on SCETV during February 2018.  The schedule and information was gathered from February 2018 edition of Scene: South Carolina ETV Program Guide.  Schedule subject to change. This is a fluid document as it will be updated. If you find any mistakes or would like to add information, please email me at

    Feel free to visit SC ETV TV Schedule for more information. 

  • August 12, 2017 10:00 AM | Connie Blyther (Administrator)

    Mark your calendars for our Annual Teacher's Event on Saturday, August 12 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Inn at USC, 1619 Pendleton St, Columbia, SC 29201.  Spaces will be limited.  Registration information coming soon.

  • May 22, 2017 7:00 PM | Connie Blyther (Administrator)

    SCCAAS will be holding it's 3rd Webinar discussion live online Monday, May 22, 2017 between the hours of 7pm and 8pm.  Join us on your phone, tablet or computer.  The topic will be "A History of Ancient Egypt" lead by Dr. Burnett Gallman, MD. Registration information forthcoming.

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