St. Andrew By-The-Sea UMC Hosts a free Dr. Julius Scott Lecture Series Event on First Children in SC School Desegregation on Saturday, March 4, 2023
Hilton Head Island, SC – January 25, 2023 – On Saturday, March 4 at 10 am the Bridge Builders Committee of St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church will host a free in-person presentation event with refreshments following at the church at 20 Pope Avenue on Hilton Head Island. Dr. Millicent Brown, educator, author, civil rights leader, and lifelong community advocate will be speaking on First Children in South Carolina School Desegregation. Dr. Brown is co-founder and project director of a national initiative to identify the “first children,” like herself, to desegregate previously all-white schools, as part of the Somebody Had to Do it Project.
Dr. Brown has held a variety of history and museum related faculty positions and serves as consultant for numerous museums and historic sites and social justice programs in North and South Carolina.
“We are honored to have Dr. Millicent Brown as our guest speaker at the Dr. Julius Scott Lecture Series Event,” said Sue Yearwood, chairperson of the Bridge Builders’ event. “We appreciate her coming from Charleston and bringing her expertise and thoughtful leadership to our community.”
Bridge Builders’ purpose is to ensure that goals and objectives related to racism and inequality are grounded in scripture, to explore and better understand the causes and extent of racism and inequality, to help educate others on the issues of racism and inequality, and to develop and promote systems for addressing and overcoming racism and inequality. The lecture series, named after one of its founding members and lifelong civil rights advocate, the late Rev. Dr. Julius S. Scott, Jr., is one way the group collaborates with other community organizations by sponsoring and coordinating community-wide seminars and conferences.