CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - The 1904 Long Point Schoolhouse is one of the last remaining Jim Crow buildings in South Carolina and the last African American school east of the Cooper. It was once at risk of being demolished for development. Today, it sits on its new location in the Snowden Community thanks to efforts by concerned citizens who have now formed the African American Settlement Community Historic Commission. While the building has been saved, much work remains to restore it. In the future it will serve as a cultural education center, providing opportunities to teach future generations about the past. This spring, you can help raise funds to get to this goal.
On Saturday, March 26, the African American Settlement Community Historic Commission hosts the 1904 Long Point School Fundraising Concert: Rebuilding the Legacy. Charlton Singleton, Grammy Award winner, founding member of Ranky Tanky and Awendaw native, will headline this event. Other local artists, such as Black Diamond, Oscar Rivers and the Jazz Quartet, and The Unit Band will also perform. Guests can also shop and dine from various craft and food vendors. Wine, beer, soft drinks and water will also be sold.
This rain or shine event takes place on Saturday, March 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Awendaw Municipal Park located at 7900 Doar Road. Tickets are $40 for adults, $25 for children 12 & under. VIP tickets are available for $75.
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