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THE SCEA HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS LUNCHEON
SATURDAY, January 23, 2016 at 12:30 PM at
The SCEA Headquarters Building, 421 Zimalcrest Drive, Columbia,
Celebrating the life and dreams of
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Presentation of:
Walker e. solomOn award
richard w. riley award
Speaker: Kimberly P. Johnson – Author & Advocate
A judge in South Carolina threw out the convictions of the Friendship Nine, nine black men who integrated a Whites-only lunch counter in 1961, after South Carolina children’s book author Kimberly Johnson urged the county solicitor to clear their records, saying it “needs to be rectified.”
Come and be inspired by someone who has made a difference in not only South Carolina but in our nation. She tells the story of the Friendship 9 with her book No Fear for Freedom: The Story Of The Friendship 9. She retells the 1961 story of nine brave young men who stood up for justice and equality in Rock Hill, SC. Their premise of Jail, No Bail helped shift the Civil Rights Movement into a new direction and challenged a community to rise up and answer the call for equality and human justice. Purchase the book to be signed by the author and other materials to share with your students during Black History Month at www.simplycreativeworks.com
Think about this – what is your dream for: Yourself? Your family? Your Local Association? Your community? Your country? Your world?
The cost is $15.00 per person
For more information, please contact The SCEA at 803-551-4153 or 1-800-422-7232, Ext. 4153
ENTERTAINMENT - Encore Performance from Horizon Band
Skillful teens with talents for Gospel, Jazz, and R&B. Referred to as “The Small Band with a Big Sound,” these skillful tenth and eleventh graders have opened for CeCe Winans, dazzled the crowd playing before Najee, performed on the Koger Center Stage at the AT&T South Carolina African American History Calendar Event and more. Recently, they played in the presence of Gladys Knight at a Master Class for the Auntie Karen Foundation.