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ABOUT

History and Harriett

Our Black Moses Freedom Festival has been curated as a Heritage, Health, and Wellness Festival celebrating the Spirit, Ingenuity, and Liberation of African Americans and people of color around the globe. Keeping the spirit of Harriet Tubman alive in Beaufort County is of utmost importance because of the hundreds of enslaved captives freed by her hands.  She freed over 750, right here in our Beautiful Beaufort County. 

As a community we should be educated about this proud history, and Harriet ‘Araminta’ Tubman should be celebrated as one of our local and personal heroes. No other State, City, or County can boast such a significant victory as one of the most famous successful missions of her legacy. Now we come together to learn how to maintain our Freedom through Health, Wealth, and Art.


The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution dedicated to the economic empowerment of underserved communities and small businesses. 



Founded in 1999 BCBCC offers products, services, and educational programming for multi-cultural

business-owners and professionals within Beaufort and neighboring communities. 


The individuals and businesses served are federally recognized as disadvantaged business enterprises and/or

have been denied access to capital in traditional finance markets. 


Our goal is to provide opportunities for emerging professionals and entrepreneurs to expand their professional networks and increase their personal wealth.


Sacred Space Egyptian Yoga LLC, is a yoga practice centered on assisting the multicultural community with tools to connect with health, wealth, and  prosperity. Through breathing techniques, Postures, Visualization, and ‘Sacred Sojourn’ retreats, participants are able to slow down, enjoy the breath, and connect with the higher self.  Started in 2018 as an official business, the owner of SSEY LLC, Eboni Holmes has been studying yoga for over 20 years. 


Ms. Holmes has been an active member of the Atlanta community for over 20 years, a poet and spoken word artist whose work centers on the plight of being African, American, Black, Negro, and woman, all at once. With ancestral roots in Beaufort County and surrounding areas, Black Moses Freedom Festival gives Ms. Holmes the opportunity to share her gifts and love for community in a place that she truly calls Home.  

 

OUR LOCATION

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce's Multiplex is located in the heart of the cultural and historic districts in Beaufort, SC; the versatile multiplex is not only the headquarters of the BCBCC but is a mixed-use facility for business and entertainment. With over 7,000 square feet of event venue space mixed in with retail and commercial office space for rent, this is the space where the community and local businesses can bloom and grow together. The Multiplex houses multiple event/meeting spaces featuring the Gullah Jazz Café, Sea Island Room, Gullah Art Gallery, and full commercial kitchen. This is the ideal location for indoor and outdoor events with outside windows and abundant natural light. They are equipped with state of the art individual lighting and sound, as well as high speed internet access.

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