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Henry Darby
 

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Henry Darby
District 4
4743 Ezekiel Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 901-6793 (C)
henrydarby@msn.com (E-mail)

 

Date elected/term:

  • Elected November, 2004, current term expires December, 2016

Place of birth:

  • Charleston, SC

Goals and key issues as a council member:

  • Diversity within the workforce and procurement of the County

  • Fair and equitable pay for all employees

  • Employment for the underprivileged

Council committees:

  • Finance

  • Planning/Public Works, Chairman

  • Public Safety, Vice-Chairman

  • Administration Policy/Rules

Employment history:  

  • 1978-1980: Production Assistant, DuPont, Goose Creek, SC

  • 1980-1982: Instructor, Burke High School, Charleston, SC

  • 1982-1996: Instructor, Morningside Middle School, North Charleston, SC

  • 1990-2000: Adjunct Professor, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC

  • 1996-2005: Instructor, Burke High School, Charleston, SC

  • 1999-2000: Administrative Assistant, Burke High School, Charleston, SC

  • 2001-2003: Coordinator, Burke High School Adult Education Program, Charleston, SC

  • 2005-present: Assistant Principal, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC

Education:

  • Liberty Hill Elementary – North Charleston, SC

  • Whitesville Elementary – Oakley, SC

  • Bonds-Wilson High School – North Charleston, SC – 1969

  • Berkeley Training High School – Moncks Corner, SC – 1970

  • Berkeley High School – Moncks Corner, SC – 1971

  • B.A. Morris College – Sumter, SC – 1975

  • M.A. Atlanta University – Atlanta, GA – 1985

  • M. Ed. The Citadel – Charleston, SC – 2007

  • Studied at Emory University – Atlanta, GA – 1985

  • Presently procuring Ed. S. – The Citadel – Charleston, SC

Civic involvement:     

  • Founder Citizens Patrol Against Drugs (CPAD) – an organization that patrolled the Liberty Hill community unarmed from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM to prevent the selling of illegal drugs.  CPAD was studied by the police departments of Columbia, Florence, and Greenville, SC.  Received national award for its innovation and success.  The organization went into five other drug-infested communities to have drugs eradicated.

  • Co-founder Citizens Patrol Against Drugs II with Councilman Teddie Pryor on the East Side of Charleston where shootings and killings took place every 12 days.  The organization also went into the Chicora-Cherokee and Union Heights communities.

  • Co-founder of the Denmark Vesey & the Spirit of Freedom Monument Committee whose mission is to erect a monument in honor of Denmark Vesey.

Accomplishments/Awards:

  • Certificate of Completion – Dorchester School District Two Leadership Academy

  • Certificate of Training- Law Enforcement & Schools: A partnership of Safe Schools

  • Community Leadership – United to Save America

  • Community Leadership – The Omega Newman Award

  • Friendship AME Men’s Day Award

  • Life-Subscribing Membership Award – SC Coalition for Black Voter Participation

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

  • Morris Brown AME Church African-American Achievement Award

  • Omega Psi Phi Scroll of Honor Award

  • Outstanding Contribution & Services Award

  • Outstanding Musician – Oak Grove Baptist Church

  • Outstanding Musician – North Charleston Recreation Department

  • Political Awareness/Economics Award – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  • South Carolina State University Solid Leadership Award

  • Teacher of the Year – Burke High School

  • The Honorable David Walker Award

  • Union Baptist Church African-American Achievement Award

  • Taught the first course exclusively on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. within the nation according to the Atlanta University History Department

  • Author of King on Vietnam – Phylon: A Review of Race and Culture (1986), The Execution of Two Liberty Hill Negroes (1993), A Short History of Liberty Hill (1993), Denmark Vesey & His Early Quest for Freedom – Vet Center Voice (1999), Liberty Hill’s Vietnam Fighting Men (2014)

Contributor of College Awards – Morris College:

  • The Florence Darby Award – for the student who exhibits the most religious emphasis

  • The Reverend Dr. Thomas Dawkins Award (pending) [ for the minister who evinces the most sincere and altruistic concern for students who have major personal and/or family problems

Memberships:

  • Liberty Hill Improvement Council

  • National Association of Secondary School Principals

  • South Carolina Association of Secondary Administration

Family:

  • Daughters: Florrie, Jacinta, and Nailah Carrie-Inez

Hobbies:

  • Collecting rare books (African-American – United States History)

  • Musician – Oak Grove, Pilgrim, Union, and Victory Baptist Churches

  • Raising domestic goats

  • Researching and the writing of history

  • Restoration of 1964 Pontiac GTO

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