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College of Education

Past Programs and Exhibits

Prior programs, exhibitions and events that the Museum has hosted and held over the years.

Past Programs

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Biographical Imaginations

This unique living-history program portrayed the dignity of teaching while displaying the complexities of education. Drawing upon the power of biography and experimental aspects of historical simulation, “teachers from the past” encouraged students to examine and interpret the past while addressing personal and public issues of today. The program was sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation and the John B. Hawley Trust.

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Carolina Shout

Carolina Shout celebrates the important role of teachers in society today. This one-of-a-kind event, a fusion of cultural, musical, aesthetic, and academic experiences, is symbolized through the use of "a shout," the forming of communities that offer opportunities to testify and celebrate.

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Experiences in Equity and Agency: Disability in Higher Education

This exhibit is a culmination of two photovoice projects carried out within two separate University of South Carolina courses in the fall of 2022. The lived experiences and co-created knowledge of students with and without disabilities on campus is reflected in this exhibit.


Maxine Greene Salons

The Maxine Greene Salon has become a biennial, informal gathering sponsored in conjunction with the Maxine Greene Foundation of New York City where teachers, students, and faculty come together to discuss significant works of literature of contemporary interest.

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Provost Visiting Scholar Program

The Provost Visiting Scholar Program is co-sponsored by the Dean of the College of Education, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Education, the South Carolina Honors College, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Carolina International House at Maxcy College, the African and African American Studies Program, the Department of English, and the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students. The 2020 Provost Visiting Scholar was Jason Reynolds.


Public Square Program

The Museum stages various gallery talks by visiting scholars and the “So Their Voices Will Never be Forgotten” program, public readings, by students and faculty, from the memoirs of South Carolina educators who fought for civil rights and social justice.


Remembrance of the Orangeburg Massacre

During the first week of February, the Museum screens the documentary film Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968 and stages a discussion as a memorial to the wounded and slain students of the Feb. 8, 1968 massacre. This public event recognizes the Orangeburg Massacre and examines the contemporary state of affairs of civil rights in South Carolina and the role of educators in their efforts for social justice. 

Witten Lecture and  Documentary Award: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland “An Ordinary Hero”

This event brought filmmakers who have prepared documentaries on education and history in the American southeast to campus.



1986    William H. Schubert, University of Illinois, Chicago

1987    Nicolae Sacalis,  Institute of Education Sciences, Bucuresti, Romania

1988    David Angus, University of Michigan

1989-1992    Michael Knoll, Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften, Universität Kiel

2016-2017    Avni Gupta-Kagan

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