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4:58 am on Friday November 8, 2013

Recovered Charleston slave tags being sold on eBay

A relic hunter uncovered several Charleston slave badges that were once buried in the soil under Buist Academy in downtown Charleston. They're now for sale on eBay. Live 5 News writes, in part: "Those slave tags may have been a relic of that use of...
9:05 am on Saturday May 18, 2013

Smithsonian to preserve, display Edisto slave cabin

After local restoration attempts failed, one of the last standing slave cabins in the Lowcountry was headed for imenent collapse — until the Smithsonian Institution stepped in to save the Edisto Island structure at Point of Pines.
5:53 am on Thursday May 24, 2012

Extremely rare Freedman's badge unearthed at Lowcountry plantation

Image by Live 5 News A City of Charleston Free Badge once worn by a free person of color was recently unearthed on the grounds of a Lowcountry Plantation Found by a Columbia man with a passion for metal detecting at historic South Carolina...
8:35 am on Wednesday May 2, 2012

Human trafficking in #MYR

Flickr user pixieclipx Is Myrtle Beach ripe for human trafficking? Local media has been reporting on human trafficking in the area; last month over at The Sun News and a write-up about a local group fighting to stop Human trafficking over at The...
6:06 am on Sunday May 8, 2011

Tabby slave cabin ruins on Daufuskie Island saved

Flickr user noahg. In the mood for a road trip and a taste of the world two centuries ago? Head to Daufuskie Island! Slave cabins on Daufuskie Island that are estimated to be around 200 years old were saved when crews removed some trees whose...
7:33 am on Tuesday April 12, 2011

In audio and text, perspectives of the Civil War 150 years later

Flickr user cseeman As Charleston marks 150 years since the outbreak of the Civil War and the firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861 with cannon fire and re-enactments, NPR has put together a nice collection of perspectives. In a written and 13-...
2:33 am on Tuesday April 12, 2011

In audio and text, perspectives of the Civil War 150 years later

Image by Flickr user cseemanAs Charleston marks 150 years since the outbreak of the Civil War and the firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861 with cannon fire and re-enactments, NPR has put together a nice collection of perspectives. In a written...
11:05 pm on Monday April 11, 2011

In audio and text, perspectives of the Civil War 150 years on

Flickr user cseeman Update: Joel Allen of WPDE has a nicely written piece along with their video coverage on CarolinaLive.com As Charleston marks 150 years since the outbreak of the Civil War and the firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, with...
7:00 am on Friday March 11, 2011

Beaufort man connected with historic slave painting

Image provided by Beaufort District Collection According to a brief report published by the Beaufort Historic District's website on their website March 11, a deceased Beaufort man named John Rose has been identified as the likely artist to the...
5:58 am on Friday December 17, 2010

1850-1940: Historical perspectives on Christmas in Beaufort

TheDigitel The Beaufort District Collection is calling your attention to four collections that shed light on Christmas observations in Beaufort from the 1850s to 1940s. Intertwined in those collections are observations of Gullah celebrations,...

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