Radio Baha’i's very own Bhakti Larry Hough has been elected chairman of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission. He is a charter member of the former SC African American Heritage Council, and was elected at the SCAAHC’s recent annual meeting. He succeeds Leon Love of Lexington.
“History and culture, especially that of African American people, are my passions,” Bhakti said. “So, it’s a great honor to be elected to a position in which I can express those passions on behalf of the commission and all the people of South Carolina.”
For all of his adult life, Hough has been a student and passionate purveyor of African American and African culture and history through mass media, the arts and the humanities. He is operations manager at Radio Baha’i, where he hosts Insight, a public affairs talk show. For three years, he was director of the Sankofa Festival of African American Arts and Culture in Florence; his communications company New World Communications Group published Trial and Triumph, a Pee Dee African American history magazine and sponsored the New World Lecture Series, which presented African American scholars and activists, at the Kemet School is Florence. He also developed a heritage trail and accompanying brochure entitled African American Historical Sites on the SC Cotton Trail. He is also a percussionist and vocalist for his jazz band, the Bhakti Project.
Bhakti Larry Hough is on the air on Radio Baha’i, 90.9 FM, Monday through Friday afternoons, from 3:00 to 7:00, hosting A Smooth and Jazzy Afternoon Soundtrack.
The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission was created by executive order, by former Gov. Jim Hodges, in 2001, to identify and promote the preservation and appreciation of properties, sites, and culture associated with African American history in South Carolina.