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JOIN OCDP at the Bertha Strickland Museum

posted Oct 23, 2017, 2:20 PM by Ocdp Web
When:  OCTOBER 28 - Following breakfast, we will visit the Bertha Strickland Museum (208 West South 2nd Street, Seneca, SC 29678MAP  for a tour of the Segregation - Integration - Assimilation exhibit.  
 
In order to get an education, African American children in Oconee County sometimes walked more than two hours one-way down lonely dirt roads or along deserted railroad tracks, rode buses up to 35 miles one-way to get to school. They studied from used books discarded from all-white schools. But their determination to make a better life for themselves and their families drove them forward to become an educated community of doctors, lawyers, teachers, and business owners.

SEGREGATION - INTEGRATION - ASSIMILATION explores the questions and outcomes of the first 100-years of formal education for African Americans during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Oconee County through the lens of the local history-makers...

For more information on the Bertha Strickland Museum, click here
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