Posted By Bill Payer on Aug 22, 2021 | 0 comments

One of the greatest resources for preserving local history is the memories, and the words, of those who lived it. DIHS is making a small step in that direction with our “in Their Own Words” CLICK HERE but we need LOTS more help.

Do you have a story tell? Are your parents or grandparents willing and able to share their stories. The platform isn’t as important as the content….the written word, a diary, a simple phone camera video, an audio recording. Let;s help keep the past alive through the voices of those that lived it!

For a good example of what’s possible, check out this:

The SC African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) will open the exhibit “Black Carolinians Speak: Portraits of a Pandemic,” on Friday, July 16, 2021 at the SC Archives and History Center at 8301 Parklane Road in Columbia. SC Humanities supported this project with a Major Grant.

The exhibit displays expressions from African Americans in South Carolina about the Coronavirus pandemic, and follows a year-long oral history project that captured more than 100 voices. Paintings, drawings, poetry, photography and some excerpts from hours of interviews will be showcased. It will be on display through September 17, 2021. The SC Department of Archives and History is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday, except state holidays.

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