The Jenkins Orphanage Brass Band In Charleston | History Of SC Slide Collection

The Jenkins Orphanage Brass Band in Charleston. The orphanage was begun in 1891 by an African-American minister, Reverend Daniel Jenkins, to remove young African-American children from the street and give them a home. The band, wearing uniforms discarded by cadets of the Citadel, raised money to support the orphanage by performing all over the nation and even in Europe. Photo around 1900.

Courtesy of the South Carolina State Museum.