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African American Heritage Festival
  African American Heritage Festival
In honor of Black History Month, educators throughout the Lowcountry and beyond are invited to bring their students to experience African American Heritage Festival. From its roots in Africa to the Americas, and especially South Carolina, elementary and middle school students will be immersed in African American culture and history through a variety of activities including demonstrations, reenactments, performances and hands-on experiences.

Students will tour through several demonstrations and presentation areas:
  • Harriet Tubman and the Civil War
  • The Magic of Stories and Music from Sierra Leone
  • Exploring Gullah Culture
  • Capoeira Charleston
  • Much More...
African American Heritage Festival drumming
Time
The festival will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on February 27, 2015. Students will have the opportunity to visit each exhibit area throughout the day.

Location
North Charleston Wannamaker County Park
8888 University Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29406
Map

Lunch 
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, and concessions will also be available for purchase throughout the day. 

Registration 
Registration is $8 per student. One chaperone per every eight students receives free admission. Pre-registration is required to participate in this event. Please call (843) 795-4386 to register.


SC Social Studies Standards Addressed by African American Heritage Day

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Standards-Based Education Programs

Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission offers Standards-Based Education programs at nearly all of your county parks. Click here for more information on other exciting programs.




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