The School House Museum on Johns Island on Saturday will open a photography exhibit on the island’s black history, from the late eighteenth century to the civil rights movement.

The photographs, quotes from Johns Islanders and music are from the 1966 book “Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life,” by Guy and Candie Carawan. The photographs from the book are by Robert Yellin and are being used with permission from the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center.

The exhibit opens at noon Saturday. People then can see it between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon and 4 p.m. Sundays through March 17. The museum is located at 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway on Johns Island.

The exhibit is being sponsored by the Johns Island Conservancy. To learn more about it, see the group’s website at

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