Civil Rights Symposium at Penn Center


From Victoria:
“Penn Center on St. Helena Island, South Carolina is hosting a Civil Rights Symposium to recognize and commemorate the anniversary of the founding of Penn School and its important role in United States history. Since 1862, Penn School, now known as Penn Center, has been a historic site for education that prepared its students for responsible citizenship, and it has worked to advance the promise of freedom for all residents in the Sea Islands.

Penn Center is organizing a conference to facilitate greater state and regional understanding of this rich history and is developing a network to support that objective. A longer term goal is to utilize this opportunity to launch the Penn Center Civil Rights Institute, the first of several regional facilities to promote civil rights discourse, organization and planning. This program is sponsored in part by The Humanities Council SC, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, whose mission is to inspire, engage, and enrich South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.”

Penn Center Civil Rights Flyer

Penn Center Program -DRAFT Outline

Penn Center Civil Rights Symposium–Press Realease


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