Meet award-winning author Dinah Johnson as she reads aloud from her picture book, All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts.
Staff from The Center for Civil Rights History and Research will share additional history and guide our learning as we discover Black history in photographs. Afterwards, we will walk from Richland Library to the Columbia Museum of Art* to view the exhibit Intersection on Main Street.
Meet the author:
"I love the fact that I was born in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. Along with my parents (Douglas and Beatrice) and my siblings, I have lived in ten different states of the US and in Iran and Germany. There I met my favorite teacher ever. In her 6th grade class I began writing poetry and I've been writing ever since.
I graduated from Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., went to college at Princeton University, and earned my Ph.D. at Yale University. I've been teaching English at the University of South Carolina since 1990." Learn more about Dinah Johnson here.
About The Center for Civil Rights History and Research:
The Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina teaches people across the state about the important role of South Carolina in the American Civil Rights Movement. Using historic documents, photographs, and videos, the Center for Civil Rights History and Research helps people to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and support civil rights. Learn more about The Center for Civil Rights History and Research here.
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*Participating families will have free admission to the Columbia Museum of Art following the read-aloud and are welcome to join the festivities for the Opening Celebration for Darrel Ellis: Regeneration & Interior Lives.