2023 Black History Lecture Series

2023 Black History Lecture SeriesWelfare Baptist Church Wednesday, February 1st at 6 pm: Aby Sene-Harprer, PhD, Professor, Parks and Conservation Area Management, Clemson University Wednesday, February 8th at 6 pm:  Kamau Sadiki, National Association of Black Scuba Divers, (Featured on the Netflix Documentary “Descendant” Monday, February 13th at 6 pm: C.A.R.E Talk (Connect, Address, Respond, and […]

RECAP & VIDEO: Anderson County Museum – Important Conversations: Remembrance and Reconciliation Panel Discussion

The Anderson County Museum hosted a panel discussion last Tuesday (2/27), led by the Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative, to explore personal and group experiences concerning racial injustice with an eye toward creating a better future. The panel, comprised of former AnMed CEO John Miller; Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts; AnMed Chief Diversity Officer Juana Slade; and former Anmed faculty member and […]

Ceremony of Remembrance – Marker Revealed in Downtown Anderson – October 3, 2023 at 11am.

Tuesday. October 3, 2023 was an amazing day in Anderson County. A permanent marker memorializing the five victims of racial terror lynching was revealed to the community during a ceremony in downtown Anderson. Among those in attendance were city leaders, county leaders, faith leaders, law enforcement, citizens…a diverse crowd of individuals committed to remembering those […]

Remembrance, Reconciliation, & Reveal: Anderson University, September 21st

During a gathering and unveiling event, “Remembrance & Reconciliation” September 21 at Anderson University, the memories of five Anderson County victims of racial violence were honored and the sculpture was unveiled at Thrift Library, where it can be seen by the public now through February 2024. At the event were Anderson University administration, faculty, staff […]

Ceremony of Remembrance – Downtown Anderson – October 3rd at 11am

Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative (AAR&RI) invites the community to a special event on October 3, 2023 at 11:00 am. We will unveil a marker memorializing the five victims of racial terror lynching in Anderson County. The marker will be placed on South Main Street between John Street and River Street. This event is […]

Sculpture Unveiling at Anderson University – September 21st at 5:30pm

Anderson University will be hosting the Sculpture created by Anderson Artist Herman Keith for the Anderson Area Remembrance & Reconciliation Initiative. It will be unveiled during a ceremony which begins on September 21, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. Join us as we continue our mission to honor the five known victims of racial terror lynching in […]

AnMed Part 3: An Evening with Dr. Otis Pickett, Clemson University Historian

The Office of Diversity at AnMed would like to share with you to the final installment of a 3-part series inspired by The AAR&RI Sculpture in Residence at the AnMed North Campus in the Oglesby Center Atrium. Dr. Otis Pickett, Clemson University Historian spoke to a crowd that filled the Oglesby Center Atrium with AnMed […]

Recap: “Remembrance, Reconciliation and Raising the Bar – June 27, 2023 at AnMed

AnMed was at the table in 2020 to help establish the Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative. Despite the unprecedented challenges of a once-in-a-generation pandemic and escalating social unrest, AAR&RI began an unprecedented effort in this community to honor the five known victims of racial terror lynching. Our objective is to reflect more honestly on […]