Thursday, February 16, 2017
Sumter County Museum
We Are Charleston was released in June 2016, one year after the tragic events at Mother Emanuel Church. It contains interviews and commentary from family and friends of “The Emmanuel Nine.” The book also details the deep history of the storied Mother Emanuel Church and the A.M.E. denomination, showing both the power and the price of forgiveness their members have faced through centuries of racism. The authors will join us for a conversation on Thursday, February 16th at 6:00pm. Featuring: Herb Frazier– Award Winning Journalist and Childhood Member of Mother Emmanuel Marjory Wentworth– South Carolina’s Poet Laureate Dr. Bernard Edward Powers, Jr. – A.M.E. Church Member and Professor of History at the College of Charleston In conjunction with the program, we’ll also be opening a Smithsonian Institution Poster Exhibit entitled Choosing to Participate. In an increasingly interconnected world, it’s more important than ever to inspire all ages to create positive social change. In the exhibit, all are encouraged to consider the consequences of our everyday choices in a historical perspective—to discover how “little things are big”—and to make a difference in their own communities.