S.C. African American Heritage Commission seeking nominations of people, groups who have preserved black history, culture

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 22, 2014 

The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission is seeking nominations for its "Preserving Our Places in History" awards. The awards will recognize a person, group or organization or project that have helped preserve and interpret African American history and culture in South Carolina during the past year. There is also a lifetime achievement award.

Individuals, groups and organizations can nominate themselves for the awards or be nominated by others. A form and a one-page statement justifying the nomination along with letters of support and other attachments that verify and support it. Nominations must be received by Jan. 31. The awards will be presented in March.

For information or to obtain a nomination form: Jannie Harriot, 843-332-3589, or Michael Allen, 843-881-5516 ext. 12, or www.scaaheritagefound.org/awards.html

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