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Editorial: Two gems

Posted: February 19, 2018 4:02 p.m.
Updated: February 20, 2018 1:00 a.m.

With Black History Month well underway, it is fitting to see two interesting, exciting and important events coming up this weekend.

The African American Cultural Center, located adjacent to the Price House on York Street, will officially open its doors to the public Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The purpose of the center, of course, is to celebrate and highlight the contributions of Camden’s African American community to the town and to Kershaw County. Its first exhibit is “Camden’s Native Son, Lawrence Eugene Doby,” who is none other than Larry Doby, the second black player to play in Major League Baseball and the first to play in the American League, joining the Cleveland Indians just 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the National League.

“Soulicious,” a festival hosted by the Price House Commission will kick off on the grounds of the Price House an hour later at 11 a.m. Activities will include praise dancing, games with prizes, craft vendors, and food cooked by Camden-Kershaw County NAACP members and other volunteers.

We are pleased and excited by the opening of the center and the festival and are proud of and grateful to all those who worked to make these things happen -- the Price House Commission, the city of Camden, the Camden Archives and Museum, to name a few key players -- and we hope everyone will take a moment to check out these wonderful facilities and exciting events.


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