Monday, October 22, 2012

Celebrate the Heritage of the Eastside Community and the 50th Anniversary of the Former C.A. Brown High School at Palmer Campus

Palmer Campus will celebrate the heritage of the Eastside Community and the 50th anniversary of the former C.A. Brown High School as part of Spirit Week, Oct. 22-26. Highlighting the week will be a parade and special presentation from the Preservation Society of Charleston to the former C.A. Brown High School on the campus’s Eastside Day on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The week will kick off with the campus’s safety awareness campaign, followed by the Begin with Books Kickoff on Monday, Oct. 22. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, scholars and community leaders will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the book “Between the Tracks: Charleston’s East Side” and talk about new ways to look at the history and heritage of the Eastside Community. The campus’s green initiative will be introduced on Wednesday, Oct. 24, followed by a C.A. Brown High vs. Burke High Alumni basketball game in the evening at Mall Park.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Eastside Day will start with a parade beginning on Nassau Street, near Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, traveling to South Street, America Street and ending on Columbus Street in front of the Palmer Campus. Immediately following the parade, the Preservation Society of Charleston will unveil a Civil Rights Historical Marker for the former C.A. Brown High School, now the home of TTC’s Palmer Campus. The unveiling ceremony will be followed by the Hampstead Park Celebration.

Friday will conclude all activities with a walking tour of the Eastside Neighborhood, including a visit to the Eastside Neighborhood Association headquarters. Artwork by students, faculty, staff and members of the community will also be on display all week in various locations at the Palmer Campus.

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