Published on November 19th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
AT&T UNVEILS 2016 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY CALENDAR
Pictured: Pamela P. Lackey, president of AT&T South Carolina and Martha Scott Smith, AT&T, retired and African American History Calendar Honoree. Photo by Calvin Reese, Millennium Magazine.
COLUMBIA, SC. — AT&T* unveiled its 2016 South Carolina African American History Calendar in a celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, South Carolina.
Postponed from early October due to the floods which struck the region, the event included a food drive to collect canned or non-perishable items to support flood victims who are still struggling to rebuild their lives and homes. The food collected will be donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank.
The 12-month calendar profiles individuals from across the state who have had a compelling impact on South Carolinians and on many far beyond the borders of our nation. It provides educators and others a tool for teaching about the valuable contributions made by African Americans.
“Our state has been built and molded by many extraordinary people, from all walks of life,” said Pamela P. Lackey, president of AT&T South Carolina. “The South Carolina African American History Calendar enables us to gratefully recognize the impact this year’s honorees have had on so many lives, while also assuring that their stories are told and preserved to educate and inspire future generations.”
This year, the calendar highlights 12 extraordinary individuals who have made significant impacts in a range of fields, including education, healthcare, business, politics, public safety, economic development, and foreign diplomatic service. Each honoree has enriched South Carolina’s history and has been an ambassador for the state.
The honorees featured in the 2016 calendar are:
· Durham E. Carter – educator and community leader;
· Schylver V. Foster – corporate leader and community educator;
· Dr. Stuart A. Hamilton – healthcare pioneer ;
· Aubrey D. Jenkins – fire chief;
· Howard F. Jeter — diplomat;
· Bernette “Bernie” William Mazyck – economic development leader;
· James P. “JP” Neal, Jr. – public administrator, educator, broadcaster and minister;
· Carrie Sinkler-Parker – community advocate;
· James H. Salley – institutional development officer and religious leader;
· Martha Scott Smith – business leader, philanthropist, volunteer and community leader;
· Thomasena Stokes – Marshall – town councilwoman and cultural preservationist;
· Elizabeth “Lizzie” Evelyn Wright – educator and founder of Voorhees College.
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T supports projects, such as the South Carolina African-American History Calendar, that create learning opportunities, promote academic and economic achievement, and address community needs.
In addition to AT&T, other supporters of the calendar include the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Education, The State newspaper, WIS-TV and South Carolina ETV.
For more information about previous editions of the calendar, including biographies of past honorees and resources for educators, or to download the 2016 calendar, please visit www.scafricanamericanhistory.com.
Other photos from the event. Photos by Calvin Reese, Millennium Magazine.
James, “JT” McLawhorn, President, Columbia Urban League, Barbara McLawhorn and Martha S. Smith
University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides and Barbara Rackes, The Rackes Group
James P. “JP” Neal, Jr., Calendar Honoree and James Felder
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