“They didn’t think we were coming. We sat there I think we arrived there like 8 in the morning on a Monday morning and by the time they figured out where they are going to house us, it was 4 o’clock that afternoon.”
Some members of the Black clergy in the Lowcountry are voicing concerns that U.S. Sen. Tim Scott refused to meet with them about their concerns over the confirmation process of the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Vester Owens was born in rural Cross, on April 9, 1922. A black man born in the segregated south, he worked as a plowman in the cotton fields until drafted into the United States Army in 1942. He left his home in Berkeley County to help storm the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day in 1944 during World War II.
Jack and Jill will host its Children’s Cluster event at ECPI in North Charleston on Saturday. Jack and Jill is a mentoring organization, made up of African American children and their mothers. The Mid-Atlantic region includes North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina.
The Citadel released a statement Thursday saying it will “not sit idly by and tolerate comments” of the type it says one of its own graduates posted on social media just two days into Black History Month.