‘Darlington Together’ to meet at museum

On Tuesday, January 17th, Darlington Together will meet at 5:30pm at the construction site of the Darlington Historical Commission and Museum (DHCM). The speaker will be Brian Gandy, Executive Director of the DHCM, who will explain the changes at the museum and share his research on the history of Darlington County through both white European eyes and black eyes.

Darlington Together is an organization of concerned citizens, pastors, business owners, public officials, and others who come together regularly to discuss racial relations in Darlington County and are working on solutions to help eliminate racism, discrimination and bigotry.

The group will meet at the new museum site and tour the building to see what is evolving there. Then, they will drive a few blocks to Trinity United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall for refreshments and to hear Mr. Gandy speak and, afterwards, have further discussion. Please come out and support the community with your time, your presence and your ideas for making our community better for all.

And, when you’re in downtown Darlington, please stop (or just drive) by the murals, located at 133 Pearl Street. They are examples of AfriCobra art – art with a message. Linda Beckham of Darlington Together said, “One of the murals seems to be just made for our group. The caption is “Darlington-Stronger Together.” I think I like that best. It’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter. I hope our group can grow and do positive things in Darlington that make us all feel that we belong more.”

Author: Stephan Drew

Share This Post On

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
Posts Remaining