Check out these excellent photos from the SC Blue Jamboree 2013 thanks to Trish Bender!
Get your pass tonight! http://www.scbluejamboree.com/get-passes.html
Passes can be bought at the gate on Blue Jamboree Day (Tomorrow 1PM-4PM), with cash and check only.
Can't wait to see everyone there!!
The Blue Jamboree sub-committee of the West Ashley Democrats is proud to announce our Keynote Speaker for the South Carolina Blue Jamboree 2013, Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Congressman Cummings has dedicated his life of service to uplifting and empowering the people he is sworn to represent. He began his career of public service in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served for 14 years and became the first African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tem. Since 1996, Congressman Cummings has proudly represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman Cummings is a nationally renowned fighter for the working families of the United States and we are proud to have him address the South Carolina Blue Jamboree 2013 as our Keynote Speaker, October 26 at the Jenkins Institute 1PM-4PM. Passes to the event can be purchaced by going to http://www.scbluejamboree.com/get-passes.html today!
Our full list of guests and speakers for the 2013 South Carolina Blue Jamboree. We have a few more speakers to be confirmed shortly so please check back!
Chas, SC- Lucille S. Whipper, iconic stateswoman, educator and Charleston civic pillar, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Marjorie Amos-Frazier Pacesetter Award for lasting civic and humanitarian contributions. Montez C. Martin, Jr., award selection chairman, made the announcement today after his 9 member committee chose Whipper in a meeting at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center, a nationally recognized repository of African American history that Whipper helped to establish in 1985, the same year she was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. Whipper served in the state legislature from 1986-1996.
The award, named in honor of the late Marjorie Amos-Frazier (1926-2010), the first woman, African-American and non-legislator elected to the South Carolina Public Service Commission in 1980, will be presented to Whipper at the Blue Jamboree on October 26 at The Jenkins Institute in North Charleston. The award and the Blue Jamboree are sponsored by West Ashley Democrats.
As members of the Avery Normal School class of 1944, Whipper and her classmates sought to integrate the College of Charleston. As Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Human Relations at the College of Charleston in 1972, Whipper became the first African-American administrator and developed the College’s first affirmative action plan.
In the late sixties, Whipper and others organized Operation Catch-Up, a tutorial program for high school students that was the forerunner of the Upward Bound programs found today on college campuses nationwide. She was elected to Charleston’s District 20 Constituent School Board from 1978-82.
Whipper is the recipient of numerous awards including Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from Morris College, (1989), the University of Charleston (1992) and the College of Charleston (2008). She is a former member of the Morris College Board of Trustees and the Benedict College Board of Trustees. In 1995, Whipper was inducted into the SC Black Hall of Fame and awarded the Order of the Palmetto in 1996.
Currently a member of Morris Street Baptist Church, Whipper has served her denomination as a faculty member of the National Congress of Christian Education, and was Past President of the Woman’s Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina.
Other members of the award selection committee included: Hon. Mignon Clyburn; Thomasina Smith-Cook; Vertelle Kenion (Amos-Frazier’s daughter); Kaye Lingle Koonce, Esq.; Dr. David Rivers; Fred R. Sheheen; Tessa Spencer; and Hon. McKinley Washington, Jr.
Please check back soon for the most up to date list of confirmed speakers!
West Ashley Democrats are proud to announce the venue for the Blue Jamboree 2013, The Jenkins Institute!
Founded as Jenkins Orphanage by Reverend Daniel J. Jenkins December 1, 1891, this institution has been and continues to be the cornerstone of excellence and service to Charleston area youth and their families.
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