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Published on October 4th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


2018 SC African American History Calendar Unveiled

Pictured from left: James L. Felder, Calendar Honoree, Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education and Dr. Burnett W. Gallman, Jr., Calendar Honoree. Photo by Calvin Reese, Millennium Magazine.

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Education unveiled the 2018 South Carolina African American History Calendar in a celebration at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, South Carolina.

The 12-month calendar profiles individuals from across the state who have had a positive, compelling impact on South Carolina and, often, across the country.

“The 12 honorees that are profiled in the 2018 African American History Calendar are exceptional individuals that have made a remarkable impact on our state and nation,” said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. “The South Carolina Department of Education is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the African American History Calendar and looks forward to carrying on its legacy for years to come.”

This is the first year that the South Carolina Department of Education is the lead sponsor of the African American History Calendar. AT&T presented the calendar for 29 years and remains a key sponsor in the creation of the calendar.

The 2018 African American History Calendar highlights twelve extraordinary individuals who have made significant impacts through public service, medicine, education, preservation, and business. Each honoree has enriched South Carolina’s history and been an ambassador for the state. The honorees featured in the 2018 calendar are:

J. Arthur Brown – Civil Rights Statesman and Community Activist
Maude E. Callen – Nurse-Midwife and Volunteer
Louise Miller Cohen – Historian and Preservationist
Mabel James Dickey – Historic Preservationist and Social Worker
Percival Everett – Novelist, Painter and Educator
James L. Felder – Activist, Legislator and Educator
Nathaniel J. Frederick – Attorney and Activist
Burnett W. Gallman, Jr. – Physician and Community Leader
Richard T. Greener – Professor and Attorney
Barbara Williams Jenkins – Historian and Preservationist
James L. Moore III – Educator and Counselor
Elaine Nichols – Historian and Curator

The biographies printed in the calendar are also preserved online and are used by educators from across the state in incorporating African-American history into classroom curriculum. Over nearly three decades, the project has developed into a virtual hall of fame and attracts online visitors from around the globe.

In addition to the South Carolina Department of Education, other sponsors of the calendar include AT&T, the University of South Carolina, The State newspaper, WIS-TV, South Carolina ETV and the Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia.

The 2018 calendar will be available for download beginning Oct. 4, 2017. For more information about previous editions of the calendar, including biographies of past honorees and resources for educators, please visit .


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