Voices of Black South Carolina: Legend and Legacy

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Did You Know that eighty-eight years before Rosa Parks's historic protest, a courageous black woman in Charleston kept her seat on a segregated streetcar? What about Robert Smalls, who steered a Confederate warship into Union waters, freeing himself and some of his family, and later served in the South Carolina state legislature? In this inspiring collection, historian Damon L. Fordham relates story after story of notable black South Carolinians, many of whose contributions to the state's history have not been ...
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Overview

Did You Know that eighty-eight years before Rosa Parks's historic protest, a courageous black woman in Charleston kept her seat on a segregated streetcar? What about Robert Smalls, who steered a Confederate warship into Union waters, freeing himself and some of his family, and later served in the South Carolina state legislature? In this inspiring collection, historian Damon L. Fordham relates story after story of notable black South Carolinians, many of whose contributions to the state's history have not been brought to light until now. From the letters of black soldiers during the Civil War to the impassioned pleas by students of "Munro's School" for their right to an education, these are the voices of protest and dissent, the voices of hope and encouragement and the voices of progress.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596296114
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/9/2009
  • Series: Regional Histories Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,390,200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Passing It On 11

Ernest Everett Just and the Spirit of Youth 15

Spoken Like a True Role Model 19

Letters from Black Civil War Troops 23

Eighty-eight Years Before Rosa Parks 29

The Beginning of a New Order 35

A Woman's Testimony 47

The First Integrated School in the South 53

The Hamburg and Cainhoy Massacres 57

The End of Reconstruction 69

The Fight to Save Their Rights 71

Richard Carroll-Controversial Leader 89

"I've Been to Munro's School" 107

Elizabeth Wright and Voorhees College 117

Benjamin Mays and the Phoenix Riot 123

Septima Clark-Sacrificing Teacher 131

The Mystery of Uncle Johnny 139

An Early Protest 143

A Student Speaks Out 145

A South Carolinian in Vietnam 149

Epilogue 153

About the Author 155

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