Eleven from the greater Charleston region will be honored at the 2nd Annual Black History Honors Awards Show, hosted by the Lowcountry Black Historical Society.
In recognition of their public service and other contributions to the black community, this year’s honorees are:
- Dorothy Brown, 2nd Vice Chair of the Dorchester County Democratic Party
- Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, director of Business Development at Clemson’s Restoration Institute and congressional candidate
- Elaine and Albert Glover, proprietors of the Glover Funeral Home
- Margaret Goodwine, chair of Dorchester Democratic Women
- Carolyn Howard, former Dorchester District 2 School Board member
- Anthony Lemon, associate municipal judge
- Chief Bruce Owens, Summerville Police Department
- Pat Raynor, Communications Director of Dorchester School District 2
- Frances Townsend, Dorchester District 2 School Board member
- Rev. Luther Williams, St. Luke Baptist Church
Two institutions in the region will also be honored. To receive Humanitarian Awards from LBHS are:
- Sand Hill UMC of Ridgeville
- Summerville Journal Scene
Ethel Campbell, who was honored at last year’s Award Show, will be emcee of the event.
A reception will follow the presentation.
Dr. Rayford Brown and Louis Smith are co-chairs of LBHS, which was first established in 2012.
A non-profit organization, LBHS is a diverse organization of community activists, philanthropists, educators, historians, and people who appreciate and have common interest in preserving the black heritage.