Governor’s Mansion to exhibit African-American art

by | February 12, 2014 9:05 am

Last Updated: February 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm

COLUMBIA – South Carolina First Gentleman Michael Haley is inviting the public to view what he calls a “one-of-a-kind” exhibit of African-American art at the Governor’s Mansion.

The exhibit features pieces originally owned by the Old Slave Mart Museum and is currently on loan from the Greater Acacia Collection, a foundation that maintains and preserves thousands of artifacts chronicling the African-American journey.

The free exhibit will be on display in the basement of the Lace House, within the Governor’s Mansion complex, for the first three full weeks of February from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. The house may be accessed from Gadsden Street.

See the Feb. 13 edition of The Manning Times for more.

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  1. Comment by Willie T. Lawson

    February 13, 2014 at 10:58

    I think that it’s a wonderful thing to display the facts of history and to honor the works of all ethnicities but especially African-Americans, since once upon a time in SC, it was constitutionally illegal to teach them how to read and write. Today the Confederate flag is no longer flying over the State House and the first Governor’s is spouse is displaying art work of African-Americans. The State of South Carolina seems to be “thinking outside the box,” adjusting to the changing times in which we live, and that’s a wonderful thing as well.

  2. Comment by Willie T. Lawson

    February 13, 2014 at 11:01

    I think that it’s a wonderful thing to display the facts of history and to honor the works of all ethnicities but especially African-Americans, since once upon a time in SC, it was constitutionally illegal to teach them how to read and write. Today the confederate flag is no longer flying over the State House and the Governor’s spouse is displaying art work of African-Americans. The State of South Carolina seems to be “thinking outside the box,” adjusting to the changing times in which we live, and that’s a wonderful thing as well.


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