In observance and celebration of Black History month, the Price House Commission is sponsoring public tours of four African American Historical Sites in Camden. The sites will be opened on Saturday, Feb. 20 at different times. The sites are Camden Second Presbyterian Church, 816 Market Street, 1 – 1:45 p.m.; Camden First United Methodist Church, 704 West DeKalb Street, 2:15-3 p.m.; Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 801 South Broad Street, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. and the Price House, corner of South Broad Street and York Street, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
A special program will be held at the final site, the Price House. Participants will be members of the Price House Commission and members. There is no admission charge for the public tours and special programs at the Price House.
The Association for the Study of African American History and Life Inc.’s (ASALH) theme for Black History Month is "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories."
ASALH stated that the purpose of this year’s theme is to honor African American Historical sites.
"The history of African Americans unfolds across the canvas of America beginning before the arrival of the Mayflower...One cannot tell the story of America without preserving and reflecting on the places where African Americans have made history,"
For further information, contact Clifton Harryton Anderson, coordinator of this event, at 424-0405. You may also contact Polly Lampshire, chairperson of the Price House Commission at 432-0021
The mission of the Price House Commission is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about African American life, history and culture to Camden and Kershaw County.
The Price House Commission includes Chairperson Polly Lampshire; Secretary Viveca Metze; Treasurer Libby Robinson; Head of Rentals Pearl Boswell; Laura Jones, Jackie Greene-Stucky, Ponza Vaughan, Clifton Harryton Anderson and Deena Ransom, chairperson of Friends of the Price House.