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TCL hosting Mather History & Education Day

February 08, 2016

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry is hosting its inaugural Mather History and Education Day at 9:30 a.m., Friday, February 19 in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the TCL Beaufort Campus. Mather alumni, Beaufort Middle School students, current TCL students and TCL alumni will gather to share stories and lunch. Mather School alumni who are interested in participating should RSVP to Alvesta Robertson at


The event culminates with the Mather School Bell Ringing at 1 p.m., which is open to the public.


“TCL wants the Mather School to be more than our history,” TCL Vice President Mary Lee Carns said. “The Mather School’s leadership in education can be an active example to today’s TCL students, TCL alumni and future students. This year’s inaugural event perpetuates the Mather legacy by making it a part of the TCL student experience.”


The Mather School was located on what is now TCL’s Beaufort campus and was established by Rachel Crane Mather in 1868 to educate the daughters of freed slaves and to prepare young black women as teachers. In 1881, the school became part of the New England Baptist Missionary Association and continued educating area African-Americans until 1968. In the early 1970s, the school became part of the South Carolina Technical College System.


For more information about the event, please call 843.525.8294 or email


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