"There are African-American businesses, there are African-American festivals, there are African-American attractions, that aren't getting the resources that they need to develop and to grow," Campbell said.
"We need people to get together and strategize, plan, and organize to make that happen."
One group that won't be in attendance is the Lowcountry Chapter of the NAACP. In 1999, the NAACP called for economic sanctions against South Carolina, in an attempt to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol Dome.
"That pretty much puts us in a dilemma, because we see the good," said Chapter President Dot Scott.
"In fact, we wish them success in what they're doing, but it's not something we encourage."
Campbell said the conference supports businesses that already exist, giving other communities the tools they need to tap into the state's billion dollar tourism industry.
"There are all these existing African American festivals and attractions that are operating. I have no hesitation to see that they grow, and develop, and that they get the attention that they so rightly deserve."
The African-American Tourism Conference will be held September 27th.
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