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. 
  • October 18, 2018 12:05 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)
    Forum: “Freedom Isn’t Free,” October 27      

    Historic Mitchelville Anniversary Forum:
    “Freedom Isn’t Free,” October 27 at The Westin Hotel on Hilton Head Island from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. REGISTER

    Mitchelville’s significance in American history is profound. It represents the first African American self-governed town in the United States.

    Confirmed speakers include Civil Rights legends/activists: Dr. Cleveland Sellers " Orangeburg Massacre", Minnijean Brown Trickey from the “Little Rock Nine”. Representative Mark Sanford, Congressman James Clyburn and Dr. Brent Morris, USCB.

  • October 18, 2018 12:04 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)
    Round Table Discussion: Critical Thinkers Through Media Literacy, November 15

    Creating critical thinkers through media literacy: Andrea Quijada at TEDxABQED
    Register now (Scroll to event date at the bottom to register). Sponsored by the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS)

    All events will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the Child Development Research Center, 1530 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC. For additional information or copies of articles and video links contact Jennifer Reed via email or phone at 803.777.0092.

  • October 18, 2018 12:04 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)
    NCSS 2019 Spring Webinar Series, November 30 deadline

    NCSS invites members and non-members to submit proposals for the NCSS Spring Webinar Series by November 30, 2018.

    Webinar proposals should include topics for K-12 social studies classroom teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, and social studies supervisors. For more information on submitting content for consideration, please click here.

  • October 18, 2018 12:01 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)

    Student Essay Contest: Civil Liberties & Human Rights, December 10 deadline
    The Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation is offering up to $1,000 in prize dollars to high school students in the U.S. and international students who answer one of three questions on American civil liberties and human rights. Students should apply by December 10, 2018. Learn more

  • August 31, 2018 9:50 AM | brian day (Administrator)

    The following document contains dates and information about upcoming events that I have found online. This is a work in progress and a fluid document. If you know of any events coming up, please email me at so I can add it to the document. 

    Upcoming African American Cultural and Historical Events

  • August 16, 2018 1:47 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)

    GullahNet along with its host, Aunt Pearlie Sue (Anita Singleton-Prather), was designed to introduce Gullah culture and language to children on the web. Created by South Carolina ETV and

  • August 16, 2018 1:46 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)

    Free training for Social Studies teachers via Google Hangouts. Discover FREE resources including Lesson Plans, Bell Ringers, and more. Flexible times and dates. Email: for more information. 

    Also check out C-SPAN Classroom Featured Resources

  • August 16, 2018 1:45 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)
    Sept. 27 - Oct. 7

    2018 marks Charleston’s 35th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for many years, the MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites. The upcoming festival is scheduled for Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, October 7, 2018. 

    Nearly half of MOJA’s events are admission-free, and the remainder are offered at modest ticket prices. Event Information

  • August 16, 2018 1:44 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)
    CHRONIC 2018 - Carolinas Human Rights Network Conference, September 14-16

    Held in Greenville, SC for three days. A series of Workshops, Panel Discussions, and Solution based ideas with grassroots activists and organizers engaged in front-line struggles for Civil & Human Rights in the Carolinas and beyond. Sep 14-16, 2018 at Enoree River Baptist Association, 421 Dallas Road, Greenville, SC 29607. More information.

  • August 16, 2018 1:41 PM | Urica Floyd (Administrator)

    SCCAAS is proud to Support Chanda Robinson in her new NCSS Board of Directors position!

    Chanda is a social studies educator with over 20 years of experience who has sought to empower teachers and students through historical, geographic, civic and economical thinking. A graduate of the University of South Carolina undergraduate 1995 and graduate studies 1999, Chanda's teaching career begin in Prince George's County School District in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. In 2006 she joined the staff at the South Carolina Department of Education as the Education Associate of Social Studies and African American Studies until 2012. She was very instrumental in the state receiving an A letter rating on the state’s academic standards for social studies and an A letter rating for the inclusion on African American Studies and the Civil Rights Movement beginning in the 1950’s. She is currently employed as the secondary social studies curriculum consultant for Richland County School District One Columbia, South Carolina. Chanda is currently developing social studies curriculum documents that focus on the Inquiry Design Model and Understanding by Design (Jay McTighe). Congratulations Chanda!

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