TodayA Movement for Rosa

What: The Symphonic Band celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Campaign — the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement — with A Movement for Rosa. The program will feature works inspired by the Civil Rights Movement.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 843-863-7966 or

Tuesday Palmetto Archaeology Lecture Series

What: Nicole Isenbarger will discuss Colonoware, a pottery that is a no-longer-practiced folk tradition, and how the enslaved used it in their daily lives for cooking, cultural identity, marketing activities and more. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion. The event is hosted by Archaeological Research Collective, Inc.

When: 6-7 p.m.

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

ThursdayHistorical Documentary

What: In conjunction with Black History Month, the library will present historian David Barton’s documentary, “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black and White,” a view of the religious and moral heritage of black Americans, with an emphasis on the untold stories from political history.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road

Price: Free and open to the public.

More Info: 886-3131 or

Saturday‘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 special walk through the African-American cemetery.

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

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Ashley River Road

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

More Info: 843-571-1266 or

Feb. 20Lecture

What: As part of the College of Charleston’s celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Institutional Diversity is hosting a lecture by the Honorable Kweisi Mfume, former United States Congressman, titled “Obama’s America … Where Do We Go From Here?”

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Physicians Memorial Auditorium, 72 George St.

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Feb. 22 Heritage Day

What: Celebrate African-American heritage from its roots in Africa to its branches in the Caribbean and the Americas, especially South Carolina. Immerse your students in African-American history and culture through a variety of performances, re-enactments, demonstrations, hands-on activities and much more. Elementary and middle schools are welcome. Register in advance. Boxed lunches are available for purchase and should be ordered by today.

When: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd.

Price: Fee: $8

More Info: 795-4386 or

Feb. 23 Workshop

What: This multi-generational workshop with Christine Mitchell allows participants (ages 5-adult) to embellish creative, handmade paper masks with their own designs that highlight African culture. Participants will develop skills in identifying where certain masks originate and their cultural functions. Parents/grandparents can work together with child/grandchild to make a mask or make their own for an additional fee. Kids age 7 and under must be accompanied by adult. Registration ends one week prior to workshop.

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave.

Price: $25 includes materials for one mask

More Info: 740-5854 or

Feb. 25 Palmetto Archaeology Lecture Series

What: Dr. Hayden Smith will discuss the history of rice production in South Carolina and its impact on the lives of the enslaved African-Americans who labored to produce it. There will be plenty of time for Q&A & discussion.

When: 6-7 p.m.

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free