By Porsha Chase, News Writer
Miss Katie Ramseur, Miss Dawn Berry, Miss Ashia Crooms and Mr. Cornelius Hair, all students from the University of South Carolina (USC), did a special project at Keenan for Black History Month.
Ramseur, Berry, Crooms and Hair created a display case to show a timeline of great changes and successful people that made a change in South Carolina.
“Keenan is a predominantly black school; I feel the students will appreciate the useful information about people that made a difference in South Carolina,” Ramseur said.
According to the display case, the Briggs vs. Elliot case is the main event of the project, due to the fact the students are law students.
The Briggs vs. Elliot case was filed in district court and started as a petition for transportation for black students in Clarendon County and expanded into a petition to end segregation. It was one of the five cases that made up Brown vs. Board of Education.
The project ties into the BLSA program at USC. BLSA represents Black Law Students Association, which preforms community service.
“This is an organization for young black attorneys in community outreach,” Mrs. Rona Stuart, Social Students Teacher, said.
Black History Month makes a greater change; each and every year they improve by celebrating and recognizing these great people.
“Students at Keenan will be able to relate, and we can inspire the students to continue to put fourth maximum effort, to get better,” Berry said.
The display case was a learning experience for Keenan students.