“The Green Book of South Carolina” Book Signing with Historic Columbia
Sunday, February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the WeGOJA Foundation, HubCity Press, and Historic Columbia for a presentation and book signing of The Green Book of South Carolina: A Guide to African American Cultural Sites. Compiled by the WeGOJA Foundation (on behalf of the SC African American Heritage Commission), this is a first-of-its-kind travel guide to the most tourist-friendly destinations offering visitors avenues to discover intriguing African American history as they travel the state. Meet project organizers Dawn Dawson-House, Executive Director of WeGOJA, and photographer Joshua Parks to learn more about South Carolina’s vast array of historic places: from the lunch counter in Rock Hill where the Friendship Nine began their “Jail, No Bail” protests, to the site where the freedom song “We Shall Overcome” was first sung; our nation’s very first school for the formerly enslaved, to a monument to the Middle Passage championed by Toni Morrison.
Organized by region and illustrated with more than 80 color photographs by Joshua Parks, this guidebook presents a curated selection of over 200 museums, monuments, historic markers, schools, churches, and other public lands. Features a foreword by Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, Distinguished Professor Emerita at Michigan State University where she served as the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of History. The Green Book of South Carolina is a collaborative release by Hub City Press, the WeGOJA Foundation and the International African American Museum. Sponsored by the City of Spartanburg and the Denny’s Corporation.
Reservations are not required, but if you would like to purchase a book to pick up at the event, please follow the button link above.