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News Release

Heritage Commission Seeks African American Perspective of the Corona Virus

Release Date: May 22, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618


In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that has so far claimed 346 lives in South Carolina, 27% of those being African American, the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) believes it is important to document the impact of the virus through the African American perspective.

The SCAAHC, an organization purposed to preserve South Carolina history and culture, has opened a portal called Black Carolinians Speak: Portraits of a Pandemic. This program is an opportunity for African American South Carolinians to chronicle the personal impact of the pandemic through stories, photography, video, art work, poetry, and other forms of expression. This an opportunity to provide future generations with knowledge as to how people persevered through a time that altered a sense of normalcy.

Although contributions from all African Americans from South Carolina are welcome, the SCAAHC is particularly seeking perspectives of the pandemic from professionals in healthcare, law enforcement, tourism, faith-based organizations, tourism industries, and education.  The Heritage Commission is also interested in how students were affected during the pandemic.

For more information, visit https://greenbookofsc.com/speak/