"African American history is culturally rich and important to our state. We need to do a better job of recognizing this. The mixing of the two cultures made our state what it is."
....Quote from the Governor's Task Force on Historic Preservation, May 2000.

 

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Preserving Our Places In History Awards 2014

In order to encourage the preservation of the African American experience in SC, the SCAAHC has established annual recognition awards.

To see award recipients from prior years, visit THIS LINK.

Awards presented at the 2014 SCAAHC Annual Meeting are pictured below.

Award Categories:

  • Individual Award:
    Anita Joyce Singleton-Parker (left) receiving award from Jannie Harriot, SCAAHC Secretary
    Anita Joyce Singleton-Parker (left) receiving award from Jannie Harriot, SCAAHC Secretary

  • Group or Organization Award:
    Preservation Society of Charleston
    (L to R) Robert Gurley, Preservation Society of Charleston Director of Advocacy, Julia-Ellen Craft Davis, Preservation Society of Charleston Member of Board of Directors, Jannie Harriot, SCAAHC Secretary


  • Group or Organization Award:
    The Mitchelville Preservation Project
    (L to R) Joyce Wright, Executive Director; Dot Law, member of the Board of Directors, Mitchelville Preservation Project, Jannie Harriot, SCAAHC Secretary


  • Project Award:
    Historic Brattonville's "By the Sweat of Our Brows"
    (L to R) Wali Cathcart, Margaret Parsons, descendants of the enslaved population from the Bratton Plantation (Historic Brattonsville), Strauss Moore-Shiple, Bratton Plantation descendant and Old English Historic District, Don Williams, Marie Cheek, Culture and Heritage Museums (York County)


  • Project Award:
    Columbia SC 63 "Our Story Matters"
    (L to R) Kim Jamieson, Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bobby Donaldson, University of South Carolina, Ramon Jackson, University of South Carolina & Candace Cunningham, Historic Columbia Foundation, Leon Love, Chairman, SCAAHC


  • Lifetime Achievement Award:
    Kitty "Miss Kitty" Wilson Evans (L) with Strauss Moore-Shiple, SCAAHC & Olde English Historic District


  • Herbert A. DeCosta Trailblazer Award:
    Recipient Jannie Harriot (center) with Artist Jonathan Green and Leon Love.