The Guest Curator Program seeks to provide an opportunity for faculty members to experiment
outside of traditional boundaries to share and disseminate their scholarship. The
program contributes to the College of Education’s mission to become a leader in educational
innovation and transformation. Achieving this goal involves challenging traditional
ideas about where and how academic scholarship can be presented. The Guest Curator
Program offers faculty members (and their students) an opportunity to collaborate,
create, experiment, and share knowledge within the walls of the museum. The faculty
guest curator receives a small stipend to assist with exhibit planning.
The 2019 Faculty Guest Curator is Jon Hale, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational
Studies. The “A New Kind of Youth” exhibit highlights student activism among South
Carolina youth and the dynamic pedagogical and intellectual environment that supported
it - including a robust network of teachers, high schools, and the NAACP.
The exhibit embraces a local perspective to look at how institutions like Booker T.
Washington High School and a network of activists including the NAACP Youth Councils
politicized youth and encouraged them to join the frontlines of the freedom struggle.
It also considers how the University of South Carolina has impacted the status of
education today and begs us to consider how we can carry forth the struggle of young
activists of the past.
This exhibition will open at the National Convening of the Carnegie Project for the
Education Doctorate (CPED) hosted this year by the University of South Carolina. The
event is free and open to College of Education Faculty and Students.
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.