Pearl Fryar Shares Empowering Story of How He Overcame Discrimination | Environment
World acclaimed topiary artist, Pearl Fryar will tell his insipriring story, Saturday, April 16. Fryar is the son of a sharecropper and barred from purchasing a home in an all-white neighborhood of Bishopville South Carolina.
They were dissuaded with the explanation that "Black people don't keep their yards." Dissuaded, this comment motivated Pearl to win Bishopville "Yard of the Month" and turned his yard into a horticultural wonderland. Pearl's story will motivate all ages. He will also demonstrate his topairy artistry and the donated trees will remain at the school and the community college.
The event will be held Saturday April 16, from 10:30 - 12:30 at the African Centered Education Collegium Campus.
An Evening With Pearl will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Johnson County Community College GEB-233
Sponsored by the Center For Equitable Education. For more information, visit www.Ceed4chng.com.