COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Twelve African-Americans were recognized for the impacts they have made in the Palmetto State Tuesday night at the Koger Center for the Arts.
All 12 are being honored with a place in the 2018 South Carolina African American History Calendar. The calendar is available now and can be downloaded beginning on Oct. 4.
Among this year's honorees are historians, attorneys, and activists, educators, and writers.
- J. Arthur Brown - Civil Rights Statesman and Community Activist
- Maude E. Callen - Nurse-Midwife and Volunteer
- Louise Miller Cohen - Historian and Preservationist
- Mabel James Dickey - Historic Preservationist and Social Worker
- Percival Everett - Novelist, Painter and Educator
- James L. Felder - Activist, Legislator and Educator
- Nathaniel J. Frederick - Attorney and Activist
- Burnett W. Gallman, Jr. - Physician and Community Leader
- Richard T. Greener - Professor and Attorney
- Barbara Williams Jenkins - Historian and Preservationist
- James L. Moore III - Educator and Counselor
- Elaine Nichols - Historian and Curator
This is the first year the South Carolina Department of Education is the lead sponsor of the calendar. Biographies in it will also be used by teachers across the state in their classroom instruction.