MYRTLE BEACH — Myrtle Beach continues to celebrate the city’s 75th birthday with the next in a series of discussions to be held Saturday.
Chapin Memorial Library will host “Remembering the Beach: A Local History Series” at 11 a.m. Saturday with a discussion with long-time resident Mary Canty.
She is expected to discuss her memories of attending the Myrtle Beach Colored School and growing up in the city during segregation. Canty attended the school, which was the first public school for black students in the Myrtle Beach area. It opened in 1932 and closed in 1953.
Canty worked to help preserve and restore the school when it was in danger of being demolished in 2001 to widen what is now known as Mr. Joe White Avenue.
“We wanted something that was us, that represented us,” she said in February. “We wanted something, too, for our children – for everybody – to know, to see that they were treated justly.”
Chapin is located at 400 14th Ave. N. in Myrtle Beach. For more information about Saturday’s discussion, call Lesta Sue Hardee at 918-1282.
Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_MPrabhu.