The South Carolina Department of Education formally unveiled the 2022 South Carolina African-American History Calendar during a special ceremony held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Koger Center for the Arts.

SC AA History Honorees

2022 Calendar honorees Karen Alexander-Banks (left) and Sergio Hudson (2nd from right) pose for a photo with stylist Deborah Lloyd (2nd left) and fashion designer Minhle (right) at the 2022 African-American History Calendar Unveiling Ceremony, held last Wednesday at the Koger Center for the Arts.

Now in its thirty-third year, the twelve-month calendar was created to help bolster the state's K-12 African American history curriculum. Each year the calendar profiles individuals who have had positive, compelling impacts on South Carolina and, often, our entire nation.

Judi, Sergio, and  Karen

Judi Gaston Sergio, and Karen.

The SC African American History Calendar is designed to assist students in learning more about the contributions of distinguished African-Americans who have connections to the state. It has become a global resource for recognizing the achievements of African-Americans with South Carolina ties.

The web site - - also includes information on past honorees, as well as resources for educators and links to other materials related to South Carolina's African American history.

To nominate a person for a future calendar, visit

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