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Voices of Black South Carolina : legend & legacy / Damon L. Fordham.

Fordham, Damon L., (author.).

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  • 11 of 12 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781596296114
  • ISBN: 1596296119
  • ISBN: 9781540219541
  • Physical Description: 154 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, [2009]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Passing it on -- Ernest Everett Just and the spirit of youth -- Spoken like a true role model -- Letters from black Civil War troops -- Eighty-eight years before Rosa Parks -- The beginning of a new order -- A woman's testimony -- The first integrated school in the South -- The Hamburg and Cainhoy Massacres -- The end of Reconstruction -- The fight to save their rights -- Richard Carroll-controversial leader -- "I've been to Munro's school" -- Elizabeth Wright and Voorhees College -- Benjamin Mays and the phoenix riot -- Septima Clark-sacrificing teacher -- The mystery of Uncle Johnny -- An early protest -- A student speaks out -- A South Carolinian in Vietnam -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Did you know that eighty-eight years before Rosa Parks's historic protest, a courageous black woman in Charleston kept her seat on a segregated streetcar? What about Robert Smalls, who steered a Confederate warship into Union waters, freeing himself and some of his family, and later served in the South Carolina state legislature? In this inspiring collection, historian Damon L. Fordham relates story after story of notable black South Carolinians, many of whose contributions to the state's history have not been brought to light until now. From the letters of black soldiers during the Civil War to the impassioned pleas by students of "Munro's School" for their right to an education, these are the voices of protest and dissent, the voices of hope and encouragement and the voices of progress. —publisher.
Subject: African Americans > South Carolina > History > Anecdotes.
African Americans > South Carolina > Biography > Anecdotes.

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