The Horry County Museum and The AVX Foundation present a lecture by Jannie Harriot and Dawn Dawson-House on Saturday, February 3rd, on historic African American sites in Horry & Georgetown Counties.
From Rosenwald and colored schools, to historic churches and slave cabins, the African American footprint in Horry and Georgetown counties is broad and significant. It is also often hidden in plain sight. Join members of the SC African American Heritage Commission as they help rediscover these historic gems through the Green Book of South Carolina, an online travel guide to historic markers and sites associated with African American heritage. Project leaders Dawn Dawson-House of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, and Jannie Harriot of the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation, will lead the discussion.
Jannie Harriot has served on the board of many community organizations and currently serves as vice chairperson of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission and executive director of the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation. She was the founding chairperson of the Butler Heritage Foundation and instrumental in getting the Darlington County Board of Education to deed the Butler School to the Foundation for restoration and preservation. As a charter member of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, appointed by Governor Carroll Campbell in 1993 she served as the chairperson for six years, three years as secretary and currently serves as vice chairperson.
Dawn Dawson-House is Director of Corporate Communications for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. She directs a program that shapes and shares the agency’s good work toward growing tourism, operating 47 state parks and providing assistance to communities for tourism and recreation development. She is editor of the monthly e-newsletter “South Carolina Tourism Today,” and serves as spokesperson for the agency.
The program will begin at 1 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email email@example.com. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.