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  • All About Ms. Septima P. Clark:

    Septima P. Clark was an educator and civil rights activist.  She is often credited as being the Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement.  In 1898, Ms. Clark was born in Charleston, SC.  She would go on to earn a bachelor's degree from Benedict College and a master's degree from Hampton University.  Ms. Clark taught children during the school day and illiterate adults on her own time at night.  Ms.  Clark is most famous for establishing "Citizenship Schools".  These schools would design to teach reading to adults throughout the Deep South, in hopes of carrying on a tradition.  The creation of citizenship schools developed from Septima Clark's teaching of adult literacy courses during her earlier career.  While the project served to increase literacy, it also served as a means to empower Black communities.  Septima Clark wrote two autobiographies during her lifetime, in which she recorded her lifelong experiences. Septima P. Clark died on December 15, 1987. 

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  • All About Toshawnka Mahone:

    Toshawnka T. Mahone has been in education for over 20 years. She believes all students are important and can succeed with supporting and understanding adults assisting them.

    Ms. Mahone was raised in Florence County. She has a mathematics degree from the College of Charleston. Her master's degree is from Charleston Southern University. In 1998, Ms. Mahone began teaching math for Charleston County School District. She taught at North Charleston High School and Military Magnet Academy. She would eventually transition to an assistant principal at North Charleston High, School of the Arts and West Ashley High. In the summer of 2013, she was named principal of Northwoods Middle School. Ms. Mahone became the Principal of Septima P. Clark Academy in June 2016.

    She is the proud mother of two children.