There’s no question the Covid-19 pandemic has been an historic event, so it makes perfect sense that the Daniel Island Historical Society’s 2nd Annual Student Essay Contest focuses on the pandemic and its impact, now, and for the future.
The organization’s competition is open to students in grades 9-12, living in or attending high school in the 29492 zip code. This year’s participants are being asked to deal with the following issues:
- How has the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted life on Daniel Island in the past year?
- What inspiration can you draw from American history (from specific events or time periods) that might teach us about the power of perseverance through hardship?
- How do you imagine your experience — and our collective experience of COVID-19 — will be understood by future historians?
- What insights about life in the COVID-19 pandemic would you like to share with these future historians now?
For complete rules and contest information, CLICK HERE
We have another interesting speaker lined up for our meeting on Tuesday, April 20. Anna-Catherine Carroll, Manager of Preservation Initiatives at the Preservation Society of Charleston will be joining us to talk about their Charleston Justice Journey project. The meeting on the Zoom platform will begin at 7pm, April 20. Zoom login in info is below.
An initiative of the Preservation Society, the Charleston Justice Journey (CJJ) is an online interactive research and mapping initiative that highlights sites significant to the African American experience in Charleston and our city’s ongoing journey toward racial equality, while conveying the connection of these sites to the historic built environment. Through this work, the Preservation Society is elevating the contributions of underrepresented communities to provide opportunities for engagement and education. The mapping project is a critical first step in the preservation and protection of the full narrative of Charleston.
For more background on the Charleston Justice Journey visit the Preservation Society website at https://www.preservationsociety.org/charleston-justice-journey/charleston-justice-journey-about/
DIHS VP Jessica Marie Knuff says Carroll will speak to us about the project, including the archival research, information collection and community outreach methods involved in such works.
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