Governor’s Awards in the Humanities
Established in 1991, recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in helping communities in South Carolina better understand our cultural heritage or ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the nation or world; and exemplary support for public humanities programs.
recognize individuals who are working in unique and innovative ways to use culture and history to bring people together, but whose efforts may have gone relatively unnoticed beyond their own community.
GLEAMNS congratulates our very own GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site Director, Christopher Thomas, on receipt of the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award!
The Rev. Christopher B. Thomas
Rev. Thomas is Director of the GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site, a part of the GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission. Inc., and has been instrumental in helping persons across the Lakelands region of South Carolina and beyond know more about the life and legacy of Dr. Mays. is a native of Sacramento, Calif. and earned a B.A. in history from California State University. He earned his M.A.T.S. and Th.M. degrees from Liberty University and Trinity Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in historical theology from the University of Nottingham. Rev. Thomas is an ordained elder in the Church of God in Christ and serves as Senior Pastor of New Generation Outreach Ministry. Active in community affairs, he serves as a mentor for MODELS Academy and on the board of directors for Community Initiatives, a non-profit organization in Greenwood, S.C.
GLEAMNS is very proud of Mr. Thomas and salutes him for his service to the community and efforts to keep the life and legacy of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays alive!
The Governor’s Awards in the Humanities livestream ceremony will take place on YouTube on Thursday, October 21. A slideshow featuring congratulatory messages from our sponsors will begin at 11:45 AM and the live program will commence at 12:00 PM. After the livestream ends, the recorded program will remain available to view on-demand on the SC Humanities YouTube channel.
To join the livestream, please click, YouTube Event Link: https://youtu.be/OyZ37nGv-Tc