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Black History Month Celebration

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African-American Symposium February 16-18, 2012

This three-day event celebrates Black History Month and is presented at the Chapman Cultural Center by the Spartanburg Regional History Museum and the City of Spartanburg in collaboration with Ballet Spartanburg the Chapman Cultural Center. Don’t miss these exciting events!
• Feb. 16, Slave Cabin Project: Mr. Joseph McGill from the National Preservation Trust will sleep at The Historic Price House in its slave cabin and share that experience the next day.
• Feb. 17, 8:30-3:30: Symposium on African-American History in Spartanburg. Panelists include Dr. Doyle Boggs, Dr. Damon Fordham, Dr. Frances Hardy, Dr. Carmen Harris, Dr. Philip Racine, Dr. Diane Vecchio and Dr. Melissa Walker. The symposium will be held in the Chapman Cultural Center and provides professional credits to educators. Tickets are $15 with optional lunch and bus tour for an additional $7 each per person. 864-596-3501;
• Feb. 18, 7:00 pm: Inspiring Performances: Professional actress Carlyon Evans will appear as Sojourner Truth, Spartanburg’s Annual Community Weavers will be recognized, and Ballet Spartanburg will present a dance performance by Kyle Abraham entitled Kyle Abraham.In.Motion. These performances will be in the Chapman Cultural Center. Tickets are $22.50 for adults and $17.50 for students. 864-542-ARTS (2787)

Museum Exhibit: African-American Artists of Spartanburg

February 1-29, 2012, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; $4
Presented by the Spartanburg Regional History Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center.

Come enjoy this exhibit featuring African-American Artists of Spartanburg and collections of local African-American works including paintings, pottery, sculptures and other media. Spartanburg’s rich multi-cultural heritage comes alive in this special exhibit!

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