Benedict College Hosts the 26th Annual Black History Teleconference | Arts & Culture
The 26th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference Events will open with the Presidential Gala and Dinner at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. This year presents an exciting time to commemorate the 150th year of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th year since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the March on Washington, D.C. Events feature high school students from A.C. Flora, Lower Richland, and W.J. Keenan, and Benedict College students who will direct questions to prominent African Americans about their ideas, challenges, and lifetime achievements.
Distinguished guests include Ms. Robin Beaman, president of Beaman, Inc.; Mr. Jacob Gillison, office manager for the Office of Congressman John Lewis; Motivational Speaker Mrs. Shondia McFadden-Sabari; Mr. Jonathan Green, professional artist; Mr. DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA); and Mr. Jesse E. Russell, Sr., Chairman and CEO of incNETWORKS, Inc.
On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, distinguished guests will conduct informative workshops starting at 8:30 a.m. at various locations throughout the campus. The plenary session will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Antisdel Chapel and is open to the public. The filming of the teleconference will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Henry Ponder Fine Arts Little Theatre. This program airs in South Carolina on ETV on February 24, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
For more information, to purchase tickets, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mrs. Vareva E. Harris, Associate Vice President, Governmental Sponsored Programs and Teleconference Executive Producer at 803-705-4616.
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