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Posted on: February 16, 2015

Celebrate Black History Month with Free Programs on Feb. 21 & 28

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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Feb. 16, 2015) – The Town of Mount Pleasant, in partnership with the Mount Pleasant Historical Commission, is continuing its series of lectures and concerts Feb. 21 and 28 to celebrate Black History Month.

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is celebrated in the United States annually to remember and celebrate important people and events that have shaped the history of the African diaspora.

“The Historical Commission was pleased to present singer and songwriter Ron Daise, CEO and Founder of the Gullah Society last week. Dr. Ade Ofunniyin, and the Plantation Singers will perform as part of this series of free cultural programs on Feb. 21 and 28,” said Historical Commission Chair Rick Gutowski. “The importance of Black History Month cannot be understated. It is a time for recognizing the central role and contributions of African Americans in U.S. history with celebrations of achievements by black Americans. We welcome residents and visitors to this exciting cultural series.”

DR. ADE OFUNNIYIN, CEO and Founder of the Gullah Society
February 21 @ 8 pmFriendship AME Church, 204 Royall Avenue - free event

Dr. Ade Ofunniyin will lecture on the impact of the Gullah culture regionally and beyond.http://gsociety.weebly.com/dr-ade-ofunniyin-dr-o.html

PLANTATION SINGERS
February 28 @ 8 pm Christ Church, 23304 North Highway 17 – free event
The Plantation Singers will present an A Cappella Spirituals Concert.http://plantationsingers.com/welcome.html

For more information, contact Planner II Chris Luly at (843) 884-1229 or email him at cluly@tompsc.com.

Dr. Ade Ofunniyin
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