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Eight Annual Black History Luncheon

February 14, 2020

11:30am - 1:30pm at the Seneca River Family Life Institute, 298 South Poplar Street, Seneca, SC 29678

 

Celebrate with us in 2020 as we pay special tribute to our African American history at our 8th 

Annual Black History Luncheon.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Brenda Tindal, Director of Education and Engagement at the International African American Museum (IAAM) in Charleston, South Carolina. We are excited to continue our relationship with IAAM and look forward to the opening of this iconic museum in the near future.

Because the luncheon has grown to capacity over the past seven years, this year's Black History Luncheon will be a ticketed event and you must have a ticket to attend. However, tickets are FREE and details on securing your ticket will be announced in January.

As always, we have a wonderful program planned for our 2020 Black History Luncheon and look forward to seeing both familiar and new faces at the event. 

Winter Nights

November 21, 2019

November 7, 14, 21, and December 12

5:00pm-8:00pm

$10/person

 

Join us on the lawn on Thursday evenings for Winter Nights. Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and live entertainment on the back lawn of the Seneca City Museums (Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum and the Lunney Museum). Food provided by 313 Cafe of Seneca, SC. Tickets can be purchased in advance at 313 Cafe, on EventBrite. Or, you may also pay at the event.

"THE BACK DOOR"

September 14, 2019

Open through August 8, 2020.

 

THE BACK DOOR exhibition is a story of a seldom-discussed era in the history of the United States. Between the 1920s and the mid-1960s many domestic workers were underpaid, unprotected, and overworked. In the United States domestic work, in many cases, had no legal regulations and at best was poorly regulated in a few states. Yet, female African American domestic workers played a pivotal role in Southern culture. Their intimate knowledge of and interactions with the white women and children for whom they worked created a paradoxical relationship between black and white people of the segregated South. These African American women were the catalyst who blurred the lines of a social order by place and race.  ENTER THE BACK DOOR...

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