Event Types
Chris Kehrer
Aug 22, 2017
VLR Committee Breakout Session
Sep 05, 2017

OSPREY Village is a South Carolina nonprofit corporation founded in July, 2008, by parents of adults with developmental disabilities. All parents want to be assured their children have the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy community that will enrich their lives with friendship and social interaction.

OSPREY Village is developing an “inclusive residential neighborhood with a purpose” that will provide individualized services for adults with special needs. The Village will be an intergenerational community that is open to anyone who would like to have the opportunity to interact and live in a “neighbor helping neighbor” village.


David Green
Sep 19, 2017


Dist. Gov. Gary Bradham
Sep 26, 2017
John Russell
Oct 03, 2017
Janice Gray
Oct 10, 2017
Jim Gant
Oct 17, 2017
Nancy Riedel
Oct 24, 2017
Heritage Library
Oct 31, 2017
Richard Thomas
Nov 14, 2017
Nov 21, 2017
Sarah Eliasoph
Nov 28, 2017
Narendra P. Sharma, PhD
Dec 05, 2017

Ahmad Ward is the Executive Director for the Mitchelville Preservation Project on Hilton Head Island, SC. The mission of the Mitchelville Preservation Project is to replicate, preserve and sustain an historically significant site and to educate the public about the sacrifice, resilience and perseverance of the freedmen of Mitchelville, which in 1862 was the first self-governed town of freed slaves in America. Ward is responsible for developing and implementing a master plan, that will recreate this historic town as an interpretative site. The Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park will convey this important story of freedom and citizenship to visitors from around the Country. 


Prior to this position, Ward spent fifteen years leading the Education Department at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham Alabama. It is there where he honed his expertise in telling the story of civil and human rights in America, with a focus on historic analysis and application to current social justice issues.  With Masters-level training and years of experience in exhibition design, he brings a strong understanding of storytelling and the importance of technology in interpretation.  He has been responsible for creating programming partnerships with local schools, universities and organizations; teacher and student resources; written articles, blogs and essays for local, national and international platforms as well as the development of public programming for community-at-large in the areas of civil and human rights movements, multiculturalism and contemporary human rights issues.


 Ward is a native of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He received a BA in Art from Elizabeth City State University and a MA in Museum Studies from Hampton University. He is a former member of the Smithsonian Affiliates Advisory Board and the Jekyll Island Management Institute Selection Board.  His hobbies include drawing, watching sports, cooking, sleep (when possible) and fantasy football. He and his wife, Dafina have two brilliant daughters, Masani Ashiya and Aminah Elon.

Ahmad T. Ward
Dec 19, 2017
Dec 26, 2017
Jan 02, 2018
Jan 09, 2018
Jan 16, 2018
Dr. Panu
Jan 30, 2018
Kathryn Smith, Author
Feb 13, 2018
Rose Fotia
Feb 20, 2018