2018-02-09 / Business

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited comes to Columbia February 10

Contributed by Flock and Rally


Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited will make its South Carolina debut in Columbia February 10. Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited will make its South Carolina debut in Columbia February 10. After a nationwide tour, Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited will make its South Carolina debut in Columbia February 10, 2018, at Richland Library Main. A partnership between Central Carolina Community Foundation, Richland Library, and Women Engaged, The Soul of Philanthropy is a multimedia exhibition dedicated to sharing the tradition of African-American philanthropy, presenting the long and unsung legacy of black philanthropy, from generous donors of wealth to every day givers carving a way out of no way. Learn more here: tsopcola.org.

The exhibition illustrates black philanthropy through highly innovative presentations, including luminous photographic prints on metal, iPad kiosks, video, and interactive digital apps featuring music, poetry, photography, narratives, and more. It comprises over a dozen vignette stories and more than 50 black and white images that depict facets of giving across generations.

To view the launch video featuring an array of local philanthropists, visit tsopcola.org/stories/.

The Soul of Philanthropy was developed with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, through a partnership with Johnson C. Smith University ( JCSU) and the giving circle New Generation of African American Philanthropists.

The inaugural exhibition was hosted in Charlotte, N.C., at JCSU in 2015, and the exhibit has since traveled to museums, cultural institutions, and campuses across the country in cities ranging from Denver, Colorado, and Houston, Texas, to cities in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The exhibit is currently on display in Atlanta, Georgia.

The local exhibition will feature and honor local philanthropists Vivian Anderson, Dr. Tanya Smith Brice, Rev. Charles Jackson, Rev. Solomon Jackson, Coretta McGill, Mike Myers, Faida Whitaker Mfomboutmoun, and Dr. Lonnie Randolph Jr.

The exhibit will run at Richland Library Main from February 10, 2018, through May 6, 2018. Richland Library is located at 1431 Assembly Street. Admission is free during the library’s regular visiting hours.

Find out more about the exhibit via the website at www.tsopcola.org.

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