A South Carolina Historical Legacy
An American Cultural Treasure
Tucked in the heart of the South Carolina Sea Islands surrounded by glimmering marshes and nestled beneath the silvery moss-draped limbs of massive live oaks, is Penn Center. It is the site of the former Penn School, one of the country's first schools for freed slaves.
Penn Center is one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today. We are located on St. Helena Island, one of the most beautiful and historically distinct of the South Carolina Sea Islands, and at the heart of Gullah culture.
Penn Center & SECOND HELPINGS will begin helping those in need on Friday, November 18th and Every Friday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Emory S. Campbell Dining Hall, located at 11 Penn Center Circle East, St. Helena Island, SC. For more information please call and/or leave a voice message: (843)838-2982. Please share this information with someone in need? Thank you!