TodayHistorical 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 6

More Info: 843-571-1266 or

Feb. 20Lecture

What: “Addressing the Achievement Gap.” A workshop and student panel to explore educational inequality.

When: 4-6 p.m.

Where: College of Charleston’s Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth St.


What: A lecture by Kweisi Mfume, former congressman, titled “Obama’s America … Where Do We Go From Here?”

When: 6 p.m.

Where: College of Charleston’s Physicians Memorial Auditorium, 72 George St.

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Feb. 21 Lecture

What: “Fifty Years of Desegregation in Charleston.” A discussion with the first students to desegregate S.C. schools.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: College of Charleston’s Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth St.


What: “Affirmative Action and the New Color Line.” A discussion about race in education policy.

When: 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Avery Research Center, 125 Bull St.

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.

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

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

Price: Fee: $8

More Info: 795-4386 or


What: Patriots Point’s Institute of History, Science and Technology presents “Jenkins, Jazz and Jammin’ in Times of War and Peace.” The symposium focuses on Jenkins Orphanage Band, which started in Charleston in the late 1800s. The band broke racial boundaries, traveling and performing at events around the world.

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: Free

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 with child/grandchild to make a mask or make their own for an additional fee. Kids age 7 and younger 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