History’s most notorious racists venerated for all to see

     On the shady northwest corner of the statehouse grounds in Columbia, South Carolina, a place wrought with controversy over its harsh, shameful tributes to slavery, sits a monument dedicated to James Marion Sims.

    The monument honoring the South Carolinian from Lancaster County curiously dubbed "The Father of Gynecology" is one of the largest on the site. In front of a large cement archway sits a bronze bust of Sims, looking down with crooked brow and a fatherly grin. Directly beneath his image is a quote from Hippocrates, "Where the love of man is, there is also the love of art." Etched in a panel to the left, an inscription touts, "The first surgeon of the ages in ministry to women, treating alike empress and slave." On the panel to the right, the inscription continues, "He founded the science of gynecology, was honored in all lands and died with the benediction of mankind."

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SC Nurse Becomes Fulltime Missionary

     Charleston, SC — Rosetta Swinton, presently employed full-time at Medical University of South Carolina, has accepted God’s call to Malawi Africa to serve as a nurse, teach health classes and build a children’s clinic. She has over 30 years of experience from critical care nursing and & ER, clinic, research and disease prevention and community outreach. She has served as the 7th Episcopal District Director for Health for the AME Churches (634 churches, with over 276,000 members) in SC for the past 7 ½ years and have worked with a number organizations as well as faith groups to provide health ministry training and health workshops around prevention statewide and nationally.

    

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40th Commemoration Ceremony Set for Friday, February 8

Students re-enact picketing and bonfire on Thursday, February 7

    Survivors, victims’ families, college students and the Orangeburg community of South Carolina will congregate on the campus of South Carolina State University on February 8 to observe the 40th anniversary of the infamous Orangeburg Massacre.

     The February 8, 1968 incident resulted in the killing of three students and the serious wounding of 28 others by state police following student unrest related to picketing at the still-segregated All Star Bowling Lanes.

    This year’s "Truth and Reconciliation" program will be held in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium at S.C. State University at 11 a.m. on Friday.

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History’s most notorious racists venerated for all to see

    It was customary for pharaohs coming into power to order that all portraits and mentions of any rival predecessor be erased or destroyed. This would cleanse the land, as they believed if a person’s name or likeness existed somewhere, that person could influence matters of the world from the afterlife.

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