Annual Black History Luncheon Held Friday

Dr. Aby Sène-Harper, a Clemson University assistant professor, explored the complex relationship between African Americans and American public lands during her keynote address at the Seneca Black History Luncheon on Friday. She highlighted that public lands, including iconic places like Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and the Appalachian Mountains, hold stories of both European settlers and African Americans. Notably, a Black Heritage Trail, funded by a $3.45 million grant to Clemson University and the cities of Seneca and Clemson, aims to trace and preserve this rich history.