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South Carolina Black Heritage: “Preserving Our Places in History” Nominations Needed

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The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission is seeking nominations for its annual “Preserving Our Places in History” Awards program, recognizing outstanding efforts to protect, preserve and promote African American heritage in the Palmetto State.

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Individuals, groups and organizations can nominate themselves for the awards or be nominated by others who are aware of their work, contributions and achievements in the field. The SCAAHC requires a nomination form and documentation that explains and provides evidence to support the nomination. The documentation should include a one-page statement justifying the nomination along with letters and other materials of support.

Nomination packets must be received by Friday, February 21, 2020.  They can be scanned and e-mailed to scaaheritagefound@gmail.com or mailed to:

 South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation

c/o Ramon Jackson

8301 Parklane Road, Columbia SC 29223

All nominees will be notified by March 13 of the winning selections. Awards will be presented on Friday, March 27, 2020. The SCAAHC will be accepting nominations for the following categories:

  • Individual Award – This award recognizes a person who has demonstrated or made an outstanding accomplishment in preserving and interpreting African American history and culture in South Carolina during 2019.
  • Group or Organization Award – This award recognizes a group or organization that has demonstrated or made an outstanding accomplishment in preserving and interpreting African American history and culture in South Carolina during 2019.
  • Project Award – This award recognizes a project that has significantly and dramatically influences in a permanent way the preservation and interpretation of African American history and culture in South Carolina during 2019.
  • Student Award – This award recognizes a current college student who has a great interest in, and has completed noteworthy work, towards the preservation of African American history and culture in South Carolina during 2019
  • Legislator of the Year Award – This award recognizes a legislator who has endorsed the preservation of African American history and culture in South Carolina and/or solicited funding through the South Carolina legislature for causes, groups or organizations that support the preservation of African American history and culture in 2019.
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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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