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Published on October 17th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


The Greater Lakeview Alumni Association; “We are Lakeview-Part 2,”

Pictured Cedelle Gates, President of the Lakeview Alumni Association

The Greater Lakeview Alumni Association will screen the documentary film, “We are Lakeview-Part 2,” on Sunday, November 10, 2019, 3Pm, at Brookland-Cayce High School Auditorium (1300 State Street, Cayce, SC.). The film will document the school’s humble beginning as New Brookland Colored School in 1925, and it’s prolific rise as an incubator of African American scholars and citizens. Admission price for the film screening is $10. For ticket information, call (803) 744-7943.

Cedelle Gates, the school’s alumni association president, says, “The film is a spell-binding must-see. It’s story-telling at its finest.”

Lakeview High School existed from 1925 to 1968 as an all-black high school in Columbia prior to the desegregation of public schools in South Carolina. The Lakeview Museum will preserve the legacy of the Lakeview High School and the Lakeview community.

Lakeview High School has been transformed into an educational/economic development center which provides an array of services and programs — including activities and events designed for youth and senior citizens – for the purpose of improving the lives of the residents in West Columbia and throughout the Midlands.

According to Cedelle Gates, President of the Lakeview Alumni Association, “the purpose and intent of the Lakeview Museum is to provide a glimpse into the past while simultaneously providing encouragement and empowerment for today’s students and constituents. Lakeview students exemplified the will to succeed and excel in academics, athletics, business, government, theology, and other careers, while making lasting contributions to the state of South Carolina and beyond. Despite the inequalities the school endured related to the lack of funding and inadequate resources, Lakeview alumni strived and many have earned state, national, and global recognition for their accomplishments.

Visitors to the museum will see artifacts and memorabilia that are a testimony to Lakeview’s proud legacy of empowering and instilling in its students the values of hard work, academic preparation, and the commitment and determination to face the challenges and opportunities of the future with confidence.”

Prominent alumni include Dr. Milton Kimpson, former cabinet secretary of education for the State of South Carolina; The Reverend Charles B. Jackson, Sr., senior pastor of Brookland Baptist Church; Mr. Carl Williams, renowned high school basketball coach who captured state championships at Lower Richland and A..C Flora high schools; Dr. Rudy Wise, a local oncologist; Mrs. Cedelle Gates, former educator and vice president of Benedict College National Alumni Association; The Reverend Joseph English, former principal of Northside Middle School; and Dr. Elizabeth Holmes, educator and vice president of Lakeview Alumni Association.

For additional Information contact: Cedelle Gates, President of the Lakeview Alumni Association by email c.e.gates71@gmail.com or call (803) 413-2148.

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