Posts by BP46


Juneteenth


Posted By on Jun 18, 2024

How much do you know about the meaning and significance of Juneteenth? The Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863 but it only freed the slaves in the Confederate states that had seceded. And even then, it had little to no effect in parts of the Confederacy that weren’t under control by Union troops. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army...

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Into the Woods….


Posted By on Jun 13, 2024

The June 13th edition of the Daniel Island News has an article on efforts to rediscover, restore and preserve a once lost African American cemetery on the Cainhoy peninsula. “Archaeologist Luke Pecoraro took a step into the heavily wooded forest behind Philip Simmons High School. His right hand gripped a suitcase. His left hand clutched a machete. With the blade in hand, Pecoraro and his archaeology team walked through a half...

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Look no further! Still trying to find a Father’s Day gift for that special guy? Why not adopt one of Daniel Island’s magnificent live oaks in his honor. It’s easy and there’s still time! Go to https://dihistoricalsociety.com/honoring-our-living…/. Make your selection from the tree catalogue and then click adopt a tree (lower right of the...

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The Keith School Museum commemorates an invaluable school for black children in the depths of the Jim Crow era. And now it’s also serving as an important asset to share computer and wifi resources with the surrounding Cainhoy Peninsula. “The Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of its first community resource hub in the county, located at the Keith School Museum off Clements Ferry Road. The...

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