2019 Calendar

Introducing the 2019 Calendar

This year’s calendar features artist Johnathan Green’s “Breath of Freedom” on the cover. The painting is a depiction of the crowd outside the Charleston Federal Courthouse during the Briggs v. Elliott trial, during which Judge Julius Waring’s famous quote set the foundation for Brown v. Board of Education. Inside, 13 additional stories of inspiration and dedication paint their own pictures of perseverance, resolve and extraordinary achievements.

Making a Difference

Calendar honorees are chosen for their accomplishments and profound impacts African American history and culture has had in the past, present, and future of our state and nation. 

2019 Calendar

Introducing the 2019 Calendar

This year’s calendar features artist Johnathan Green’s “Breath of Freedom” on the cover. The painting is a depiction of the crowd outside the Charleston Federal Courthouse during the Briggs v. Elliott trial, during which Judge Julius Waring’s famous quote set the foundation for Brown v. Board of Education. Inside, 13 additional stories of inspiration and dedication paint their own pictures of perseverance, resolve and extraordinary achievements.

Making a Difference

Calendar honorees are chosen for their accomplishments and profound impacts African American history and culture has had in the past, present, and future of our state and nation. 

Meet the 2018 Honorees

Past Calendars

See the full South Carolina History Calendar archive from years 1989 – 2018. You can view download and share the calendars from past years.


The South Carolina African American History Calendar and its online home are brought to you by The South Carolina Department of Education and its partners. The 2018 calendar marks the 29th year of providing educators, parents, and visitors a method of identifying African American role models for all youth and honoring notable African American achievers with ties to South Carolina.

The South Carolina African American History Calendar and its online home are brought to you by The South Carolina Department of Education and its partners. The 2018 calendar marks the 29th year of providing educators, parents, and visitors a method of identifying African American role models for all youth and honoring notable African American achievers with ties to South Carolina.