Voorhees’ founder featured in the 2016 African-American History Calendar


Voorhees’ founder featured in the 2016 African-American History Calendar

December 02, 2015

Denmark, S.C.-Voorhees College founder Elizabeth Evelyn Wright is featured during the month of December in the AT&T 2016 African-American History Calendar. The 27th Unveiling Ceremony took place at the Koger Center in Columbia, S.C. on Nov. 18.

Wright is recognized for being the first African-American woman to establish a school for African American students. Denmark Industrial School, which is now Voorhees College, was founded in 1897 in Denmark, S.C.

President Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. attended the event and feels this is an honor for Voorhees to have Wright placed in an historical calendar. He said it was because of Wright’s dedication and determination that Voorhees continues to educate students today, and it is now our job to make sure her legacy never dies.

“Wright had a vision to provide a quality education to students while instilling faith and reasoning in them that they would use toward reaching their career aspirations,” Sellers said. “Today is no different, and we will continue to uphold her beliefs and goals with this generation of students.”

For anyone interested in downloading a copy of this calendar, please go online and visit: scafricanamerican.com/download.

For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu.