10 am Forum in Gage Hall
Protest in the Palmetto State: A History of Education and Resistance in South Carolina, 1865-1965 - Jon Hale, Educational Historian, College of Charleston
This presentation focuses on the role of African American educators, students, and activists in generating an ideology of resistance through schools since Reconstruction through the Civil Rights Movement. Though segregated and underfunded, black schools in Charleston and the Lowcountry historically served as spaces of protest and politics that were instrumental to the long Civil Rights Movement. In an era in which public education is under attack, this history reminds us of the liberating potential of community-based public education.
11 am Service in the Sanctuary
“Harvest Sunday,” Rev. Danny Reed
A service of gratitude and a celebration of Thanksgiving, complete with cider and cornbread prepared by the church children and youth. Come and let us give thanks together. Remember to bring hardy vegetables or canned goods to fill our cornucopia and later donate to local outreach agencies.