JOHNS ISLAND — Imagine how Esau Jenkins would feel:

The Sea Islands leader who founded the First Citizenship School in the 1950s to teach literacy, so island folks could vote, the man who cut and carried wood to heat the schoolhouse for kids, who personally bused them to the Charleston peninsula so they could attend high school.

Imagine him looking at the sign erected on the Church Creek bridge to honor him, the sign that read “Easu Jenkins.”

Read more later at and in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.

Science and environment reporter. Author of Washing Our Hands in the Clouds.