Hartsville resident receives Governors Humanities Award
Jannie Harriot of Hartsville, chairperson and charter member of the South Carolina African-American Heritage Commission, is among the winners of the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities. Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards celebrate the Palmetto State’s most ambitious humanities academics and advocates. The 2021 recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities are Harriot; Michael Allen, National Park Ranger for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor; Simon Lewis, Director of the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World program at the College of Charleston; and The Rice Museum, a museum chronicling the history of rice cultivation in Georgetown County. The 2021 recipients of the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Awards are Lydia Brandt, Associate Professor of architecture, American art, and theories and methods of historic preservation at the University of South Carolina; Tamara Herring, Executive Director of the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage; the Rev. Christopher B. Thomas, Director of the Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site; and Kasie Whitener, novelist, business owner, and instructor at the University of South Carolina. The Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Award Ceremony will be held in at the Pastides Alumni Center in Columbia Oct. 21.