Category Archives: History

Dr. Benjamin E. Mays: Teacher, Preacher, Mentor, Scholar, Author, Civil Rights Activist

In honor of Black History Month, the Greenwood County Democratic Party pays tribute to Dr. Benjamin E. Mays.   “Remembering Dr. Benjamin E. Mays’s Legacy” by Marian Wright Edelman (Founder and President of Children’s Defense Fund) “’It started here in … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, From the Chair, History | Comments Off on Dr. Benjamin E. Mays: Teacher, Preacher, Mentor, Scholar, Author, Civil Rights Activist

A Few Words about Dr. Larry A. Jackson

A special message from Charles Lewis, Chair: It is with a heavy heart that I reach out to you.  I know most of you have heard of the passing of Dr. Larry A. Jackson, past president of Lander University.  A … Continue reading

Posted in History, In the news | Comments Off on A Few Words about Dr. Larry A. Jackson

Benjamin E. Mays – An Important Event in Greenwood

Yesterday marked a very important day for the history of Greenwood, SC: The unveiling of a statue honoring the memory and legacy of one of our county’s most important residents, Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays. Much can be said of this man’s … Continue reading

Posted in History, In the news | Comments Off on Benjamin E. Mays – An Important Event in Greenwood