Panel Presentation: “The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought”

SC Roots of AA Thought

Join on us Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 6PM in the McKinley Washington Auditorium of the Avery Research Center for “The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought: A Reader,” a panel presentation by Rhondda Robinson Thomas, PhD, and Susanna Ashton, PhD, Clemson University

In this presentation, Rhondda Robinson Thomas and Susanna Ashton will discuss their recent publication, The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought: A Reader (2014). Through this anthology, editors Thomas and Ashton have brought together writings that reveal a tradition of national prominence and influence with Black intellectuals, educators, journalists, and policy analysts from South Carolina. Francis Grimké, Daniel Payne, Mary McLeod Bethune, Kelly Miller, Septima Clark, Benjamin Mays, Marian Wright Edelman, Jesse Jackson, and others have changed this nation for the better with their questions, challenges, and persistence—all in the proudest South Carolinian tradition.

Rhondda Robinson Thomas is an Associate Professor of African American Literature and Susanna Ashton is a Professor of American Literature in the Department of English at Clemson University.

The event is co-sponsored by the Avery Research Center, the Department of History, and the Department of English at the College of Charleston