A. Places

Inside this virtual hi-tech hybrid car you will find a GPS. Visit the counties in the Upstate, Mid-state and Coastal areas of South Carolina to discover points of interests in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

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Aiken County - Schofield School
Aiken County - Schofield School

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Martha Schofield was a young Quaker woman from Pennsylvania who wanted to do something to help newly freed African Americans after the Civil War. With her life savings of $468, she went to St. Helena...
An Overview: The Civil Rights Movement | Road Trip
An Overview: The Civil Rights Movement | Road Trip

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The Civil Rights Movement has been part of an ongoing struggle since enslaved Africans were first brought to America. The modern Civil Rights Movement began in the 1940s and many changes had taken...
Anderson County - Faith Cabin Library
Anderson County - Faith Cabin Library

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Because of near total neglect by state and county governments, black schools seldom had adequate libraries in the early twentieth century. This small log building was constructed by community...
Bamberg County - Voorhees College
Bamberg County - Voorhees College

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The present Voorhees College campus and buildings date from 1905 to the mid-1930s, and is itself a pioneer in higher education for African Americans in the area. Founder Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, a...
Beaufort County - Dafauskie Island
Beaufort County - Dafauskie Island

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By the 1940s and 1950s, outside competition had caused many to leave Dafauskie island and search for jobs elsewhere, leaving the population in 1980 at less than seventy-five people. Because of its...
Beaufort County - Michael C. Riley School
Beaufort County - Michael C. Riley School

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This is the site of two schools that served the black community of southern Beaufort County for most of the twentieth century. Bluffton Graded School, a small frame building constructed about 1900...
Beaufort County - The Green
Beaufort County - The Green

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The Green has long served as a meeting place and celebration site for St. Helena Island's African American residents. Such activities as Emancipation Day, celebrating the adoption of the Emancipation...
Beaufort County | Mather School
Beaufort County | Mather School

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Shortly after the Civil War, Rachel Crane Mather of Boston founded Mather School in Beaufort. In 1882 the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society assumed support of the venture, operating it as...
Berkeley County - Dixie Training School
Berkeley County - Dixie Training School

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The first public school for blacks in Moncks Corner was founded in 1880. Classes were held in local churches until the first school was built in 1900. The three-room school built here 1918-1920 at a...
Berkeley County - Varner Town Indian Community
Berkeley County - Varner Town Indian Community

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The South Carolina Board of Education established a state-funded Indian school for the Varner Town Indian Community in 1938. This one-room school was closed by the state in 1963, forcing integration...