This past Saturday, March 12, the Diocesan Commission on Racial Justice and Reconciliation, along with Bishop Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, traveled to Denmark, SC, in our Southern Deanery to visit Voorhees College and learn more about the educational institution's rich history, as well as that of the town where it resides. In addition to touring the school, the Commission met the school's president, Dr. Ronnie Hopkins, who provided a wonderful presentation to provide an in-depth look at the history and future of Voorhees College. The group also visited St. Philip's Chapel on campus where they met the Denmark mayor, the Honorable Gerald Wright who talked about the history and present life of the city (pictured above). See more photos from the visit on the Diocesan Facebook page at this link.
Voorhees College is located in our diocese and is one of two historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States affiliated with The Episcopal Church.