Black History Month
February 4, 2014: America's First Missionary - learn more about George Liele who was also the first black ordained minister with Milledge Murray and other co-authors of the recent book on Liele along with Johnny McDonald of First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Ga. The Reverend Liele was one of the first pastors at First African Baptist Church. This will be a panel discussion to be held at the North Augusta Community Center located at 495 Brookside Avenue in North Augusta at 7:00 p.m.
February 11, 2014: Learn more about the people of The Wanderer slave ship. The Wanderer brought its cargo of African slaves to the United States in 1858 - 50 years after the importation of slaves was abolished in the United States. Join filmmaker Christi Koelker as she talks about her research and genealogist and author April Hynes who will talk about the connection she has made between the Wanderer slaves and Edgefield face jugs. This meeting will be held at Old Storm Branch Church, located at 163 Storm Branch Road in Beech Island, at 7:00 p.m.
February 18, 2014: The remarkable slave potter "Dave" is featured in the new film, "Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay." This film by filmmaker Mark Albertin and Charles "Buddy" Wingard will be shown at 2nd Providence Baptist Church, located at 1202 Old Edgefield Road in North Augusta, at 7:00 p.m.
February 25, 2014: Join Redcliffe Plantation's Elizabeth Laney and Corey Rogers of The Lucy Craft Laney Museum as they talk about the African American families of Redcliffe Plantation. This meeting will be held at 1st Providence Baptist Church, located at 315 Barton Road in North Augusta, at 7:00 p.m.
All of these meetings are FREE and the public is welcome.
For more information, call Brenda at 803-642-2015.