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A new mini-documentary series produced by Historic Charleston Foundation chronicles the stories of diverse residents of Johns Island, from civil rights activist Minerva King to farmer Thomas Legare. The aim is to provide educational content to the community schools, while also preserving the island's rapidly eroding culture.

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Even in its dilapidated state, the Progressive Club still serves as a civil rights symbol, as evidenced last week by the audience Jenkins had: Joy Bivins, chief curator of the International African American Museum, former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, who brought along students from The Citadel, and other local residents and leaders.