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Two interesting articles in Sunday’s Post & Courier Commentary section. Non subscribers will encounter a paywall. “Reconstruction Park Interprets Important History” by Brian Hicks For more on Reconstruction Era National Historic Park in Beaufort CLICK HERE And “Some Tantalizing Discoveries about Charles Towne’s First Settlers” by Robert Behre To learn more about archaelogical discoveries at...

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JUNETEENTH A NATIONAL HOLIDAY!


Posted By on Jun 17, 2021

Juneteenth is a presidential signature away from becoming a national holiday. The Senate passed it unanimously while only 14 House members (all Republicans) voted against it. There are indications President Biden will sign it as soon as he gets it. Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free. Confederate soldiers surrendered in April 1865, but word didn’t reach the last enslaved...

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JUNETEENTH


Posted By on Jun 15, 2021

Do you know the history and significance of Juneteenth? On “Freedom’s Eve,” or the eve of January 1, 1863, the first Watch Night services took place. On that night, enslaved and free African Americans gathered in churches and private homes all across the country awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. At the stroke of midnight, prayers were answered as all enslaved people in Confederate States were declared...

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FLAG DAY


Posted By on Jun 14, 2021

June 14th is Flag Day….but did you realize it is not a national holiday….in fact, the only state its an official holiday in is Pennsylvania. Here are some more Flag Day facts from CNN….caution…do not click this link if you’re a Betsy Ross fan! https://www.cnn.com/…/flag-day-facts…/index.html

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Parker’s Ferry Battlefield


Posted By on Jun 12, 2021

How much do you know about the Parker’s Ferry Battlefield? How about the Liberty Trail? The Colleton County site where Swamp Fox Frances Marion defeated a British force in 1781. According to the South Carolina Landbank website: In the summer of 1781, British and Loyalist troops were operating in the countryside outside of Charleston, both foraging for provisions and attempting to suppress the Patriot militia. Militia Colonel...

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In case you missed it…in today’s DI News, DIHS Community Outreach Director Lee Ann Bain gets more recognition for her efforts to share the story of Charleston’s Grimke Brothers. CLICK HERE PROVIDED – A licensed city of Charleston tour guide, Cainhoy peninsula resident Lee Ann Bain has been conducting historical walking tours about Charleston natives Angelina and Sarah Grimké, the first female abolitionists, for...

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