By: Becca Watford
Lander students often do study tours, but it is rare for one to be so close to home. The Phi Alpha Theta society, in 1998, sponsored a trip to Charleston as part of an African-American history class. They were able to visit the Charleston Museum and the Avery Center for African American Studies, and toured Charleston with a guide fluent in “Gullah”. They were able to meet an African American and nationally renowned blacksmith, named Mr. Phillip Simmons. It’s great that we do study tours all over the world, but maybe we need more of these closer to home ones for those who cannot travel too much.