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Friday, May 26, 2017

SC Wilds Heritage Center of Plantation Quilts update 2017

Sorry for being out of touch! 
Let me get you updated...

I'm is South Carolina researching. I've opened an activity center, preservation center, archive and museum in McCormick, SC named
SC Wild's Heritage Center 
of Plantation QuiltsTM
201 South Main Street/P.O. Box 941
McCormick, SC 29835
Phone: 1 (803) 618-2250

Hours 10:00 - 5:00 pm  Tuesday - Saturdays.
Handicapped Accessible * Free Parking * Open to the Public


Located in the 107-year-old, historic McCormick Train Depot in McCormick, SC we are on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States of America
 I have applied for African-American Heritage Corridor designation also. 

The heritage center has information on my African, African-American, Native American, European Ancestry and military history American Revolution to WWII. We are also the only Science Center in McCormick County, South Carolina!

Here is a comment by D. Taylor found on Areapoints.com and photos from a recent visitor. Click Here  Thank you for your kind words!

Recently our area experienced hurricans and one family evacuated to Elijah Clark State Park. Click Here to read about one families visit at RV adventures with Kids.com,

 Plan your tour today call (803) 618-2250. 

I house the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum textiles and artifact collections here where I can repair, document and digitize the collections.
Keeper of the Fire:An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka

Ms. Teresa R. Kemp

I am the Author of "Keeper of the Fire: An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka." I am the co-author of several books listed below. It is my goal to co-author 100 books this year with McCormick County School Students to increase our test scores. 

Click Here for the a link to Augusta GA's WJBF.com They came to the museum to video tape the facility and discuss how we are working to empower our youth and community.

WJBF/2017/03/24/mccormick-county-programs-help-at-risk-youth/ 

To visit my author's page click here.

Keeper of the Fire: An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka is available in Black & White  To purchase your black & white copy $29.95 click here


 Purchase you copy today!

For the Color Version $89.95 click here
I have co-authored  & published 3 more books.

"Jordyn's Ethiopian Journey"
To Preview or Purchase Click the Book 

Co-author with 10-yr.-old Jordyn Hiluf from Plum Branch, South Carolina. His father is Ethiopian & his mother is American. We explore both cultures and he adjust to life with new extended family.


Jamels' Deep Sea Adventure

Below is "Jamel's Deep Sea Adventure", a book I co-authored with Jamel K. Thomas Joyce, when he was 8-years-old. It discusses our family's faith in God, our African / Gullah roots and the conservation methods I was taught as a child. 

We finished out his visit to see me in Atlanta with a trip to the GA Aquarium where we were amazed as he talked to fish and animals. Other guest took photos as the animals and sea creatures came to the windows to communicate with Jamel! 

Congratulations to Jamel!
 He is now going to the Middle School as a 7th grader!

"All About Feelings" 

Khamani R. Radford of Atlanta, GA Co-Author of All About Feelings

"All About Feelings" is our newly published book (May 16, 2017). Co-author with 10-year-old Khamanie J. Radford from Atlanta, GA. He loves to dance, play tennis and basketball. Click here to go to his Author's Page.Click Here


Click here for All About Feelings
Click here to buy a copy of "All About Feelings". 
Use this link to get a copy for your child, a family member, or your local school today. Ask your local librarian to order a copy of the book.

It is much easier to heal a wounded child than repair a broken adult!
Zahvdee-el Grant from Atlanta GA & John Rhodes 



John Rhodes & Jordyn stopped by SC Wild's Heritage Center last week to answer our questions on one of the petrified rocks in the SC Wild's Science Center. 
 








Jordyn told me it was a tree then a rock. A petrified tree sample. I thought it was always a rock. John came and confirmed that jordyn was correct! John played his guitar for us and could really play the "Blues"!

Please, stop back by I will be adding more videos and infomation several times a week. 

Leave me a comment or a question. 

Like us on Facebook: 
SC Wild's Heritage Center 
Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp
UGRR Quilt Code Museum

Twitter: @1keeperof thefire

Teresa R. Kemp's Email: trkemp@PlantationQuilts.com
For More information or book signings call (803) 618-2250.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Come to the Lunch & Learn at SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum

Bring Your Lunch 

Join Me & Sonya Hodges
 at the 
WWI 371st Regiment Colored Troops 

"Lunch & Learn"

February 26th, 2016 Time: Noon 

Program Address:
SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
301 Gervais Street * Columbia, SC 29201


February 22, 2016

Join us on February 26 at noon, for a presentation on South Carolina’s 371st Infantry Regiment – the African-American regiment that trained at Camp Jackson, and went on to earn distinguished battlefield honors on the bloody Western Front of World War One. The lecture will last for one hour and is free to attend. You are invited to bring your lunch to enjoy while listening.




Ms. Teresa Kemp, historical author and researcher and “Atlanta’s Quilt Lady” as well as a descendant of 12 soldiers of the 371st , and Mrs. Sonya Hodges-Grantham, a 371st descendant who is also a researcher, presenter and the head of the 371st Infantry Association, will talk about the history of South Carolina’s own regiment in the French Army (as the 371st was made part of a French division), including the Medal of Honor earned by Corporal Freddie Stowers, of Anderson, SC.



The 371st Infantry Association and the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum are working to preserve the legacy of this unit, and tell their forgotten story of valor to new generations.  Visitors will also get a chance to see the original overseas flag of this unit, on permanent display in the museum.


Find out if  the 371st Colored troops were all Black!

Handicapped Accessible * Free Parking 
Free & Open to the Public
For More Information Contact 
Mr. Joe Long Phone:  803-737-8095


Address:
SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
301 Gervais Street * Columbia, SC 29201


Mrs.Teresa R. Kemp 
Nana Efua Adadzewa 1st, Akwankyire
of Mankessim Traditional Area 
Central Region Ghana West Africa
Author  - Military Historian - Master Quilter
Phone: 404-468-7368 or 803-618-2250


Here is a link to my website's Military History web page:

My Blog:

Link to a Civil War Interview:

Link to an article:

To book your own exhibition visit: http://www.plantationquilts.com/traveling-exhibits.html

The link to my website for the 30% discount for your patrons (listeners or social media connections) to purchase a copy of  my book "Keeper of The Fire: An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka":

Be sure to the 30% code to use at check out!

Podcast with Bernice Bennet: 
http://www.podcastchart.com/podcasts/research-at-the-national-archives-beyond/episodes/keeper-of-the-fire-with-teresa-r-kemp

You patrons can look inside these books on Amazon.com:
Link to Amazon.com Keeper of the Fire book they can look inside: 

Link to Amazon.com book Jamel's Deep Sea Adventure: 

Thank you so much for your support & vote of confidence. I look forward to working closely with you to make all your endeavors a success!







Thursday, August 13, 2015

JOIN ME AT THE 
Borbor Mfantse  Amansan Afahye
(Borbor Mfantse People's Festival)

September 6th – September 14th, 2015

Mankessim is in the Central Region
of Ghana West Africa

This years theme is 
“Sustainable Environment
Health the 
Role of the
Ghanaian Woman”

This years dignitaries include:

HER EXCELLENCY LORDINA DRAMANI MAHAMA
First Lady of Ghana

OSAGYEFO AMANFO EDU VI
Paramount Chief of Mankessim Traditonal Area

NANA AMA AMISSAH III
Paramount QueenMother Mankessim Traditional Area

MRS. TERESA R. KEMP
Nanahemaa Mankessim Central Region Ghana
                                             JOIN ME AS WE JOURNEY TOGETHER, 
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS

I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW YOU THE TOWN, 
THE PEOPLE AND SHARE THE 
RICH HISTORY OF MANKESSIM.

THIS TOWN WAS FOUNDED IN 1252 AD.

HERE IS JUST ONE OF THE HISTORIC SITES
I HAVE VISITED 
POSUBAN IN MANKESSIM, GHANA AFRICA

STUDENTS AT THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PLAYING &
DANCING BELOW IN A BEAUTIFUL WELCOMING PRESENTATION 


PHOTOS OF THE SCHOOL CHILDREN DANCING
ACCOMPANIED BY TRADITIONAL DRUMMERS.

IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT FESTIVAL!


I CAN BE REACHED ON WHATSAPP.COM

+1 (404) 468-7050 WHILE IN GHANA

CHECK BACK SOON ADDING MORE PHOTOS 

Monday, August 10, 2015

ASA WORLD 2015
MEDICAL MISSION TRIP
Dr, Anakwenze invited me to come
along on the ASA World 2015 Medical Mission Trip
I have traveled to West Africa for the first time! I now have been in Nigeria 3 weeks and travel on to Ghana. Here are highlight from the difference we made in the lives of marginalized, under privileged areas in Anambra State Nigeria! 

I had my birthday on Africa's soil.... 
A prayer & dream come true.
Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp at Obu Gad in Aguleri, Nigeria July 2015.


 I traveled with ASA WORLD MEDICAL MISSION, INC. (A US 501(c)(3) organization to Abuja & Awka, Nigeria West Africa.

  I was housed at the Crystal Palace Hotel,
 it was the home base for my research.

When team members arrived, we then flew to Enugu then drove to Awka where we were housed at the De Geogold Holtel in Awka.

met the team of international physicians, (Urologist, radiologist, pharmacist, pharmacy technicians, public health professionals, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, surgeons and surgical assistants, who examined, diagnosed  and treat the residents of the following 7 towns for Free!

 We set up each day in 7 different towns. 
Oko, Ohembosie, Abagana,
Aguleri, Ozulbulu, Aba, Obosi

The team traveled from July 7th - 14th daily by bus to different towns, providing FREE medical screenings, diagnosis
and medications to the town's residents.
A London ASA Volunteer & I spoke to patients while they waited.
 

The Nigerian Red Cross, Oba Brothers and many other organizations
 assisted ASA World 2015 Medical Mission,
 in Ozubulu town in Anambra State Nigeria

Several days the medical teams and volunteers saw
and treated more than 1000 people.


The wonderful doctors & nurses stopped to pose for a
photo for me before the got started.

People started to arrive daily at 5:00am
 to see the medical teams. 



Some of the targeted ailments documented by the
public health workers with us, were eye disease, 

cataracts, glaucoma, high blood pressure,  prostrate cancer, diabetes, breast cancer & high cholesterol


We dispensed up to 3 months of free medication to those who were examined. The local doctors, medical clinics and hospitals worked with us. They will continue the care of their local people. 

Nigerian Customs Officials drove 9 hours with the pharmacy to us!

Pharmacy professionals & students
worked long hours to dispense medications.

 

Doctors & nurses brought their traveling medical equipment.
Thanks to your donations and the contributions
from 27 countries throughout the Diaspora.

Local media supported us everywhere we went. 

Below in Ozubulu, Anambra State, Nigeria.




Dr. Vickie Anakwenze worked long hours with the
ASA World 2015 Medical Mission Teams until the chairs were emptied.
 
Above ASA Team members from 
Nigeria Veterans Assoc., Canada & England

Famous Nigerian Nollywood Actress Rita Okye showed her 
support with a visit to the waiting patients!

Students from other schools in Nigeria worked
with some of the best doctors & nurses in the world.
 
 Highlights from Aguleri  Palace of the Nri Kingdom
Dr. Anakwenze with Her Royal Majesty
Ezi of Nri and his community had the lowest
rates of illness of all the towns we visited!

Eze A.E Chukwuemeka-Eri & wife(Eze Eri, Ezeora 34th, Eze Aka Ji Ofor Igbo)

We met & dined with many dignitaries, including the HRM  rulers of the
Nri Kingdom and Governor & Mrs. Willie Obiano (below)
 in Awka, Anambra State Nigeria where my Ancestor Peter Farrow came from!
 

Governor Willie Obiano received the ASA World Medical Team
the Govenor's Lodge in Awka, Anambra State.

The governor's wife donated a wheelchair to a woman
who had to be carried to see the doctors by 4 men.
  I was blessed to bring the eye glasses. 

Now she can see, her smile was our reward!

I did my research in each of the towns &
visited local schools to assess needs 
and meet students and faculty.
It is my first time on African soil!
The work continues in Ghana.

Eye glass distribution in Kumasi Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp
& host Paul Amuah continued by flashlight!


My textile language & metal smithing research &
study of herbs and medicinal foods continues.
I am collecting information for my new books. 
Stay tuned.

I am now in Ghana I am the "Nanahema" of 
Mankessim Central Region Ghana!

Intermittent internet connectivity. Check back for the updates.