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Lunch & Learn: Booker T. Washington's Spartanburg Connection

  • chapman cultural center 200 East Saint John Street Spartanburg, SC, 29306 United States (map)

Booker Taliaferro Washington, author, educator, and advisor to Presidents, was perhaps the most prominent leader of the African-American community during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Join Spartanburg County Historical Association and USC Upstate Professor Dr. Andrew Myers to learn about Washington’s visits to Spartanburg and his relationships with local citizens.  This February edition of the Lunch & Learn lecture series is part of SCHA's observance of Black History Month.

Dr. Andrew Myers is a Professor of American Studies and History at the University of South Carolina Upstate.  He is author of the book Black, White & Olive Drab: Racial Integration at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the Civil Rights Movement.  His narrative about the Seventh Cavalry Regiment in the South Carolina Upcountry was published in the essay collection Recovering the Piedmont Past.  He is co-editing a second volume of this book, and his research about Booker T. Washington will appear as a chapter.

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie and John Rainey Conference Room in the west wing of Chapman Cultural Center.

Catered lunches will be available through Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop.  Tickets and a limited number of lunches will be available at the door.

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members

$15/ticket and sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

Reserve tickets by clicking here or by calling Spartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501 Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 5 P.M. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25.

Earlier Event: February 21
Annual Membership Meeting
Later Event: March 4
Historic Firearms Show