In observance of Black History Month, the BEMCSC is hosting a forum entitled, “Unveiling and Retelling Our Story” on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington Street, Columbia, South Carolina.
The panel guests are Dr. Bobby J. Donaldson, assistant professor of History at University of South Carolina and Dr. Riggins Earl, world renowned lecturer and professor of Ethics and Theology at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The goal of “Unveiling and Retelling Our Story” is to discuss not only Black History from enslavement to present but also how history has shaped the Black Church. This forum is designed to increase community awareness about Black History and to assist people with retelling the Black History story. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and will have the opportunity to dialogue with the expert panelist. The forum is free of charge and open to the public.
“We need to know our beginnings no matter how bad or ugly and simply said we need to know our history. Our names may not be written in their minute books, but our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life” said, Dr. Donald E. Greene, Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of SC.
About the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of SC
Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina was founded in 1877 by a group of black men who came together to enhance the quality of life in their churches and provide a means of bringing churches together on a statewide basis to address the educational needs of African American of all ages. The convention of South Carolina (BEMCSC) is the largest organization of African Americans in the state. BEMCSC Headquarters is located at 1531 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201, www.bemcsc.org.