Celebrating Courage and Charting the Future: An Exhibit Commemorating 50 years of Black Women at Converse College
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Celebrating Courage and Charting the Future: An Exhibit Commemorating 50 years of Black Women at Converse College

Thu. Feb. 7, 2019 - Thu. Feb. 21, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In the fall of 1968, two local African American women,Freida Rogers Byrd and Margaret Jones Swindler  registered as day students at Converse College. They graduated in the spring of 1972 with degrees in Biology and Sociology. At this, the 50th anniversary integration at Converse College, we come together to recognize the first African American students who joined Converse’s sisterhood. This exhibit is created by students in HST 306/506: African American History, and features old photographs, yearbooks, oral history interviews with alumnae, and more. Barack Obama, at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, argued that these kinds of exhibits reaffirm “that all of us are America – that African-American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story, it’s not the underside of the American story, it is the central story.” Likewise, we believe African American history is central to the story of Converse College.

Details

Date:
Feb. 07, 2019
Time:
9:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
Alumni , General Events , Humanities , Student Development & Success

Organizer

Department of History and Politics
Phone:
864.596.9104
Email:
angela.elder@converse.edu

Other

Audience
Alumni, General Public, Students

Venue

Phifer Science Hall Lobbies & Fountain
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302 United States
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