The Times and Democrat Newspaper in Orangeburg, S.C., recently published a series of articles on the chronology of Black History in South Carolina. The author of the series, Richard Reid, is president of the Orangeburg Historical and Genealogical Society.
The series of articles are about people, events, places, and the daily lives of Black Americans that have lived within the state of South Carolina since 1670. The four part chronology below makes for interesting reading. Check it out!
- Part 1- The Arrival through the End of Slavery
- Part 2 – Reconstruction: The First Phase of Freedom
- Part 3 – The Segregation and Civil Rights Era
- Part 4 – A New Direction: 1970-2000
Speaking of history, don't forget to visit the web site on Historic Summerton, S.C.