Uncovering the past of DI’s African American ancestry

Posted By Bill Payer on Feb 17, 2021 | 0 comments

The 2/18/2021 edition of the Daniel Island News has an article about DIHS’ efforts to help tell the story of the African American experience on the island…including a revitalized effort to gather information about the Island’s three primarily Black cemeteries.

Simmons Cemetery

“African Americans played as pivotal a role as the seeds that sowed Charleston’s 350-year-old history. Daniel Island is utilizing a new resource to preserve these ancestral roots for generations to come.     The Daniel Island Historical Society (DIHS), a nonprofit founded in 2012, is growing its brand digitally to showcase the historical significance of African American predecessors on the island. The organization is paying homage to African Americans who once lived here via a new page on their website that’s solely dedicated to discovering the history of a lineage buried under the oppression of slavery.”

To see the entire DI NEWS article, CLICK HERE.   

To take a look at the new African American History page here on this website CLICK HERE.

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