Black History Month events around the Lowcountry

  • Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013 12:06 a.m., Updated: Monday, February 4, 2013 12:07 a.m.


Civil Rights Era Photographs

What: Gibbes Curator of Collections, Sara Arnold, will lead this tour of the exhibition Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales. Engaged as a photojournalist for Look magazine, the acclaimed photographer witnessed and documented many historic events during the Civil Rights movement and created some of the era’s most iconic images.

When: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7-March 7

Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St.

Price: Free with admission

More Info: 843-722-2706 or


African Masks: Hands on History Workshop

What: Learn about African cultures, ceremonies, and traditions through an African Mask Making workshop with local artisan Christine Mitchell. Each child will decorate his or her own mask to take home. Hands on History is a series featuring an in-depth activity with a local artisan and a specialized tour of museum collections. Reservations required.

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: $14 members, $17 nonmembers.

‘From Slavery to Freedom’

What: A tour of cabins, which have been renovated to represent different eras of the African-American experience, from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement. Activities will include craft demonstrations, storytellers, children’s activities, live music and a walk through the African-American cemetery.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9, 16, 23

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Ashley River Road

Price: $23 for adults, $18 for children and free for children younger than age 6

More Info: 843-571-126 or

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