The current edition of the Charleston City Paper has an interesting article on another effort to preserve the recent history of Black communities in the Lowcountry.
Herb Frazier outlines efforts in the St. George community to resurrect Rosenwald school…
“As a first grader in 1954, Ralph James was one of the last students to attend the St. George Colored School in upper Dorchester County. Six decades later, he has returned to lead a re-opening of the school as a children’s museum to educate the next generation about the town’s Black business district during the period of racial segregation.
“This history speaks volumes to what our people did with so little then,” said James, chairman of the seven-member St. George Rosenwald School board of directors. After the community raised $4 million in grants and contributions to restore the old school, the renovated St. George Rosenwald School museum is expected to open early next year, he said.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
Meanwhile, efforts to preserve the iconic segregation era Mosquito Beach area took a setback with a “suspicious” fire that destroyed the Pine Tree Hotel. For that story from WCIV-TV, CLICK HERE
For more background on Mosquito Beach and its place in local history, check out https://www.historicmosquitobeach.com/