SEVEN MAJOR FACTS ABOUT CRC INC.

 

1.  Sponsored the First African-American After-School Program in Darlington County.  Sponsor of the first African-American After-school Program in Darlington County for the past      40-years.

 

2.  Sponsor for the Annual Darlington County MLK, Jr. Memorial Celebration.  Sponsor for the Annual Darlington County MLK, Jr. Memorial Celebration the past 31-years.

 

3.   Managed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Program totaling $7,000,000.00 for 17-years, providing both full-time and part-time employment for nearly       3,000 personnel in both Darlington County and Pee Dee Area of South Carolina.  It should also be noted, no such program exists today in this format in which a large

      number of "African-Americans" could turn to for either full-time or part-time employment sponsored "solely" by an African-American Business or Non-Profit in this area.

 

4.   State Sponsor for the S.C. Hal Jackson Talented Teen Pageant for the past 33-years.  The S.C. Hal Jackson Talented Teen Pageant has been instrumental in the lives of

      hundreds of young women of all ethnicity by instilling self-confidence that they can achieve the highest goal such as becoming Miss America (see below):

 

     

     Ms. Kimberly Aikens -  Miss America 94

         Hal Jackson’s South Carolina Talented Teen Finals, 1990

 

5. Engineered the erection of many Historical Markers for African-American Landmarks in Darlington County.   During the period leading-up to our nation's 1976 S.C.     Bicentennial Celebration, the Darlington County African-American Community stated it had "nothing in which to celebrate" as noted by thecounty's committee for ethnic     participation.  Oddly, CRC INC. was founded on the premise that African-Americans had definitely added, substantially, to the very fabric of our city, county, state, and country 

    as noted by the many Historical Markers in our county such as Zachariah Wines, the first black businessman and legislation from Darlinton County (see below).

 

                                 

                                 Zachariah (Zach) Wines, 1847-1920

                                First Black Businessman and

                                  Representative in Darlington

                              County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Marker 16-21, Zachariah Wines - Cheraw Street, Society Hill.

Black Merchant and Educator Zachariah Wines, was born in 1847 in Society Hill, represented Darlington County in the S.C. House 1876 - 78, and was commissioned Captain in the National Guard by Gov. Wade Hampton in 1877.  He taught at nearby Waddell School and later served as Society Hill Postmaster, 1897-1904.  He died in 1920 and is buried about 1/3 mile northeast.  Erected by Darlington County Bicentennial Committee for Ethnic Participation - 1979

 

 

Copyright 1973 - 2017, CRC INC. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

6.  The Darlington County "Keep the Dream - Save the Children" Action Plan.  The action plan was instituted after a town hall meeting was convened during the 2005' MLK      Memorial Celebration when one young participant stated that we; the community,  had "failed" them.  The "Save the Children" Action Plan, unveiled on April 25, 2205, seeks      to address the many ills of our city and county with remedies of action.  The action plan also seeks responsible agencies; from parents to businessmen to ministers to teen-agers      to politicians, for airing concerns, institute fixes, establish benchmarks, and create deadlines to address to our communities infrastructure needs, spiritual  well-being, crime, and      both educational and economic ills.

 

Save the Children Adult and Teen-Age Participants.

Chaired and sponsored by CRC Inc. - Jan. 05'

 

    7.  Instrumental in preserving and re-telling the historical truth of SC's Lead Role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century.  The CRC INC.-sponsored         Theatrical Production, Land beyond the river,  provided a snap shot into Rev. De Laine, Sr.'s  fight to dismantle segregation under Briggs v. Elliott in Clarendon, S.C., thus,         leading to the desegration of our nation's public school system as well as other public institutions.

 

        The Darlington County Cultural Realism Complex, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) private, non-profit corporation with both state and federal tax exemptions. CRC Inc. is duly registered in         accordance with the provision of the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.   

                                                                                                                                                                   Very Truly,

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                        Wilhelmina P. Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                    Executive Director

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       Make your check payable to the "Darlington County Cultural Realism Complex, Inc."

       Mail to: CRC INC. - P.O. Box 243, Darlington S.C. 29540

 

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