2020 South Carolina African American History Calendar

2020 Calendar

The 2020 calendar features Penn Center located on St. Helena Island, S.C. on the cover. Founded in 1862 as Penn School, it was established to provide a formal education for previously enslaved West Africans. Later, in the 1960s, Penn Center played a key role for social justice. The center helped usher in the Civil Rights Movement and served as the only location in South Carolina where interracial groups, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Peace Corps, could have sanctuary in an era of mandated segregation. In 2017, President Barack Obama declared Penn Center a Reconstruction Era National Monument. Penn Center continues to thrive as it promotes historic preservation and acts as a catalyst for economic sustainability throughout the Sea Islands.

2020 South Carolina African American History Calendar

2020 Calendar

The 2020 calendar features Penn Center located on St. Helena Island, S.C. on the cover. Founded in 1862 as Penn School, it was established to provide a formal education for previously enslaved West Africans. Later, in the 1960s, Penn Center played a key role for social justice. The center helped usher in the Civil Rights Movement and served as the only location in South Carolina where interracial groups, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Peace Corps, could have sanctuary in an era of mandated segregation. In 2017, President Barack Obama declared Penn Center a Reconstruction Era National Monument. Penn Center continues to thrive as it promotes historic preservation and acts as a catalyst for economic sustainability throughout the Sea Islands.

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 Honorees

Past Calendars

 

 

See the full South Carolina History Calendar archive from years 1989 – 2019. 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 2020 calendar marks the 31st 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.