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African American history has often been overlooked, but steps are being taken to preserve an old schoolhouse in town that served Black students.
The trials were known as one of the most serious attempted interventions to protect the rights of new African American citizens during Reconstruction, but ultimately exposed the limitations of the federal government's power at the time.
The park is meant to interpret the historical period immediately following the Civil War when Black people in South Carolina and beyond benefited from an effort to advance democracy — an effort derailed after a couple of decades by a resurgence of white supremacy.
A decadeslong effort to remove a bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader from the Tennessee Capitol cleared its final hurdle Thursday, with state leaders approving the final vote needed to allow the statue to be relocated to a museum.
Since the Reconstruction Era National Monument was created four years ago, a series of sites related to late 19th century U.S. history — speci…
A new exhibit in the U.S. Capitol commemorates the life and service of South Carolina's Joseph Rainey, the first Black member of the U.S. House, who was sworn in to office 150 years ago as of this coming Saturday.
As a teenager, Woodrow Wilson lived in a home now under the management of Historic Columbia. Officials are changing its name to reflect the 28th president's views on race and the complex era in which he governed.
Editor’s note: This is the 29th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
Editor’s note: This is the 28th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
That walking stick was sold at auction several weeks ago and acquired by the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia thanks to its acquisition and collections fund, a restricted account of the museum foundation used to secure important objects for the museum's collection.