South Carolinians who made a difference
The Sumter County Library invites the community to join us for our Black History presentation on “South Carolinians Who Made a Difference”, that will take place on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 3:00 pm at the downtown library’s main meeting room.
“With the state of South Carolina being one of the original thirteen colonies, there is evidence that African slaves were brought into the state as early as 1526. Because of the mind set of privileged Whites, the history of Black progress and achievements are not taught in our schools accurately…
Our Guest Lecturer, Historian George E. Frierson III, will bring to light some of the many achievements and accomplishments these fellow South Carolinians contributed to our State and Nation”
Advocate and Historian, George E. Frierson III led the pursuit in the exoneration of George Stinney Jr., the youngest person executed in the US for a crime he did not commit, which was witnessed on December 16, 2014. With a passion for reading and history, he continues his work in promoting Black History year round with lectures on the full achievements of African Americans in history.