Modjeska School Applications for 2024 session open until March 1.

The Modjeska Simkins School, the crown jewel of the SC Progressive Network’s projects, is now accepting applications to its spring session, which runs March 2 through June 22. Classes meet on Monday evenings online and in-person at GROW, 1340 Elmwood Ave. in Columbia.

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Know more. Do more. Be more. The Modjeska Simkins School challenges students of all ages and backgrounds

“The Modjeska Simkins School remains a bulwark for truth against disinformation,” said Robert Greene II, Assistant Professor of History at Claflin University and lead instructor for the Modjeska School since 2019.

“This year’s session comes at a pivotal time in the history of our state, our nation, and our world,” he said. “Historical truth is under attack as never before. Freedoms and rights once taken for granted are now under siege, threatening to reverse the great social movements of the 20th Century. 

“At the Modjeska School, we believe in not only learning history for the sake of knowing our past, but learning how to think critically and how to think democratically. Contrary to popular belief, there is a tradition of human rights—exemplified by Modjeska Simkins herself—in South Carolina.”

This is the 10th year the school has offered its unique curriculum to students of all ages and backgrounds interested in deepening their understanding of South Carolina’s complex history and in learning ways to be more effective voters, citizens, and community organizers. To date, the school has graduated 259 students.

Each session of the school is different, with updated course material and new guest speakers. What remains the same is the intensive, immersive experience that is unlike any other course being offered in South Carolina. All applicants will be interviewed, prior to acceptance and tuition arrangements.

For more information or to apply, see

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