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Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Locations. View Favorites 493 locations . Filter by Interests . ×. Civil Rights

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Old City Cemetery

Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Locations. View Favorites Old City Cemetery. This cemetery, established on this site about 1900 as the Spartanburg Colored Cemetery, includes many graves moved here from the first black cemetery in the city, established in 1849 1 mi. W. and closed by the

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Black Rock Baptist Church & School

Details: Black Rock Baptist Church formally organized by 1874 and was originally part of the Gethsemane Baptist Association. The church traces its roots to the early ministry of its first pastor, Leroy Featherstone (c. 1836-1919), believed to have begun when he was enslaved. The congregation worshipped at this site as early as 1907. The current sanctuary […]

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Historic Jamestown

Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Locations. View Favorites Historic Jamestown. Determined to own his own land rather than to rent or sharecrop, former slave Ervin James (1815-1872) bought a 105-acre tract here in 1870. His five sons and a son-in-law later divided the tract into individual

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Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Category: Historic Markers. View Favorites 338 locations. Filter by Interests . ×. Civil Rights

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Mountain Country

Details: 9:00 a.m. Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum – 208 W. South 2 nd Street, Seneca – 864-710-9994. Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum is the only exhibit museum in Oconee County that underscores the rich, colorful, turbulent history of the local African American community. As stated in its motto, “Honoring the Past – Elevating the

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Details: Locations Archive - The Green Book of South Carolina - The Green Book of South Carolina. 164 locations. Filter by Interests. circle-down. ×. checkbox-checked. checkbox-unchecked. Civil Rights. checkbox-checked.

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Barr Descendants Commemorative Reunion

Details: The descendants reunited in Abbeville in 2009, to mend their broken ties. The full story is told in the book “150 Years Later: Broken Ties Mended,” by descendant Melvin J. Collier. See www.150yearslater.com.

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Family Reunion Toolkit

Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Family Reunion Toolkit. One of the most distinctive aspects of African American culture is the Family Reunion, the weekend gathering of extended family members who reconnect, share, update and rediscover.

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Waverly Historic District

Details: Waverly has been one of Columbia’s most significant black communities since the 1930s. The city’s first residential suburb, it grew out of a 60-acre parcel bought by Robert Latta in 1855. Latta’s widow and children sold the first lots here in 1863. Shortly after the Civil War, banker and textile manufacturer Lysander D. Childs bought […]

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Randolph Cemetery

Details: Randolph Cemetery was established by a group of African American civic leaders in 1872 and expanded in 1899. They named the cemetery for Benjamin Franklin Randolph, an African American who was assassinated by white men while campaigning for the Republican party in Abbeville County in 1868. It is not clear whether Randolph was buried on […]

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Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Tour: Separate Is NOT Equal – The Briggs vs. Elliott Tour. View Favorites Welcome to Clarendon County, home of the pivotal Briggs vs. Elliott school desegregation court case that helped form the basis of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme

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Clinton Memorial Cemetery

Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Locations. View Favorites Clinton Memorial Cemetery. More than 300 members of Lancaster’s black community are buried here, with the first grave dating to 1864. Originally the Clinton family cemetery, it was donated to Mt. Zion AME Church in 1960.

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Details: Press Release: The “Green Book of South Carolina” Launches as First-Ever Mobile Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites Food and Heritage: Connections Between S.C. African American Culinary Traditions and the Green Book of S.C.

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Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Locations. View Favorites 18 locations. Filter by Interests . ×. Civil Rights

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Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Tour: Reconstruction in South Carolina. View Favorites For 12 years in South Carolina, newly emancipated African Americans enjoyed a level of citizenship and freedom that had been denied them for almost two centuries. The towns, farmsteads, villages

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Historic Charleston

Details: The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission suggests the following trip itinerary through Charleston and surrounding islands and communities to enrich your vacation in South Carolina. Trips like this are outstanding, day-long excursions suitable for family reunions, fraternity / sorority get-togethers, meetings and other gatherings. Tour companies to consider – Gullah …

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The Progressive Club

Details: The Progressive Club Sea Island Center is significant for its association with events and people important in the Civil Rights Movement, beginning with the building’s construction in 1963 until the death of the Club’s founder Esau Jenkins in 1972. It served as a vital community center for legal and financial assistance, adult education, dormitory lodging, […]

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Details: Locations Archive - The Green Book of South Carolina - The Green Book of South Carolina. 146 locations. Filter by Interests. circle-down. ×. checkbox-checked. checkbox-unchecked. Civil Rights. checkbox-checked.

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Robert Simmons House

Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Locations. View Favorites Robert Simmons House. This house was built c. 1910 by Robert Simmons, an African American farmer. The house is a rare surviving example of a double pen house, a vernacular architectural form once common on St. Helena Island.

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Macedonia Baptist Church

Details: The Green Book of South Carolina A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites. Locations. View Favorites Macedonia Baptist Church. The first African American Baptist church in Barnwell County was founded in 1866 when Rev. James T. Tolbert preached in Blackville under a brush arbor, the first sanctuary was built in 1868.

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