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Museum Events in April

Juneteenth Celebration 
Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 - 10am 
Location: Clemson Area African American Museum

Juneteenth Celebration

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Civil RIghts Act and our Keynote speaker is the City of Pickens Mayor, Rev. Isaiah Scipio.

                                        Click on Program below:

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 A five-week book series presented by Clemson University Historic Properties and Annual Giving
Every Tuesday, July 9-August 6 - 5:15pm - 8:30pm
Location: Barnes Center
Cherry Road, Clemson, SC 29631


America’s cultural identities are etched in stone, carved in wood and molded by the hands of the many skilled laborers who came before us. The American built environment tells a story of multitudes, and
learning from this physical reflection of our past helps us to better understand where we came from and where we stand today.

$30 per person
You can purchase a ticket for the entire series at
$125 ($5 off per session).

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Join us as we welcome, Chloé Arnold's Syncopated Ladies on
Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30pm at Clemson Area African American Museum.
Registration required, space is limited.

Meet the members of Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies at the Clemson Area African American Museum and enjoy light refreshments. 


Syncopated Ladies is a female tap dance band from Los Angeles, CA, founded by Emmy Award-nominated, tap dancer and choreographer, Chloé Arnold, protege of Debbie Allen. 

Event is FREE and space is limited.  Register early with the link below:


     Please print out your ticket and bring with you to the welcoming reception. 

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Chloé Arnold's Syncopated Ladies LIVE!
Thursday, April 4 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

Sponsored by Elizabeth Branstead

Syncopated Ladies is a female tap dance band from Los Angeles, CA, founded by Emmy Award-nominated, tap dancer and choreographer, Chloé Arnold, protege of Debbie Allen. Known for their viral video content, which has amassed over 100 million views, the Syncopated Ladies were recognized by Beyoncé after catching her attention with their tap choreography to her hit “Formation.” Beyoncé not only shared their work, saying “they killed it,” she transformed the homepage of Beyoncé.com to feature the Syncopated Ladies and invited them to perform live internationally. The ensemble has also performed on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, Good Morning America and at the US OPEN. Experience the fierce footwork of Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies: LIVE!


Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

141 Jersey Lane, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA

Adults: $35, Students: $20 


Oral History Workshop 
Saturday, February 24th & March 16, 2024 - 11 AM
Location: Clemson City Hall

CAAAM will be conducting FREE workshops to train anyone interested in learning how to interview or be interviewed for oral histories. Workshop to be held on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm.


All workshops held at Clemson City Hall, 1250 Tiger Blvd., Clemson, SC 29631. Refreshments provided. Please RSVP:

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Reception & Film Screening "Mr. Douglass's Theatre" Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 6 pm
Location: Clemson Area African American Museum

Douglass Days

The film opens with “Douglass Days,” a deep-dive into the life of the Douglass Theatre progenitor, Charles Henry Douglass, who is considered Macon, Georgia’s first black millionaire, a rarity within the Jim Crow South. Detailing his boyhood days in the Unionville district where he sold fruit and vegetables to his ascent to a bank presidency to his national profile as an entertainment impresario, Mr. Douglass’s Theatre is a chronicle, a history-lesson as well as a thrilling narrative of an unsung African-American hero—until now. 


The Golden Age

In “The Golden Age,” witness the rise of the three musical kings—Little Richard Penniman, James Brown and Otis Redding Jr. Viewers will also appreciate early influencers, the Three Horsemen of WIBB radio station—three legendary deejays instrumental in launching this Southern trio into musical greatness via one central axis point. You guessed it.

The Douglass!

Where Would Macon Be?

In “Where Would Macon Be?”, that question gets answered by recounting a 25-year long struggle. It details a series of pivotal battles that ultimately rescued the Douglass from the path of a two-ton wrecking ball, a symptom and symbol of the ill-fated American experiment called urban renewal.  Within this historical context, the theatre’s fate careens between hopeful and disastrous, soaring like an eagle or overburdened like an albatross. Epic conflicts—both in plain view and behind-the-scenes—erupt.

Finally, in “To Thine Own Self...,” hard-earned lessons energize the Douglass as it celebrates its recent 100th anniversary. Just think: only a smattering of African American theatres can make such a pronouncement; almost all have vanished into the dust-heap of history.  But in Mr. Douglass’s Theatre, the legacy and promise of both Mr. Douglass and his theatre are dramatically demonstrated as an authentic, modern-day treasure.


Richard Yeargin III - PROJECT READY
Friday, February 23, 2024 - 2 pm
Location: Clemson Area African American 

Richard Yeargin III is a professional speaker and author and professor at Clemson University.

Participants will receive a new outlook which challenges a change in their perspective. Through the use of powerful storytelling, and drawing from Richard's own personal experiences, participants will leave with three principles on how to over come any obstacles they face.


Black History Luncheon 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 11 AM
Location: Littlejohn Community Center

Keynote Speaker Dr. Khalid El-Hakim

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum's Music Movement Exhibit delves into the powerful impact of music on the social, cultural, and political movements of the Black experience in America.

The exhibit highlights the resilience and contributions of Black people in the face of racial discrimination.

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