Hartsville non-profit partners with USC for Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Hartsville, along with civic leaders, toured the Civil Rights Exhibit at the Hartsville Museum. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Cecil Williams South Carolina Civil Rights Museum of Orangeburg and And Still We Rise, Hartsville newest non-profit organization partnered with the University of South Carolina Center for Civil Rights History and Research to offer a Civil Rights Academy for students at the Boys and Girls Club at the Butler Center in Hartsville March 21-24.  About ninety children who regularly attend the Boys and Girls Club had the opportunity to participate in activities including African drumming, “Drum Talk” with Bhakti Larry Hough, Silver Rights, “Jewelry Arts” with Charity Hugee; Civil Write “Write to Fight” with Omari Fox, culminating with viewing the film “Separate But Equal” and visiting the “And Justice for All” exhibit at the Hartsville Museum.

The Civil Rights Academy was organized by Ats Educator, Valencia Goodman of the Cecil Williams South Carolina Civil Rights Center and funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment of the Arts.

The Cecil Williams South Carolina Civil Rights Center is the first and only Civil Rights Museum in the state of South Carolina was created by renown photographer and is located in Orangeburg, SC.  You can take a virtual tour of the museum at cecilwilliams.com.

And Still We Rise is a local non-profit organization founded by the descendants of Marvell and James “Buck” Harriot.  They have adopted the Boys and Girls Club of Hartsville.

Author: Stephan Drew

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