Hannah Alani


Hannah Alani is a reporter at The Post and Courier covering race, immigration and rural life across the Palmetto State. Before graduating from Indiana University and moving to Charleston in 2017, her byline appeared in The New York Times.

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Officially incorporated in 1889, Lincolnville quickly became a place where recently enslaved families flocked during Reconstruction. During these early years, community leaders built a one-room jail, established a small school and built more churches. On Jan. 5, the town will unveil its official South Carolina historical marker. 

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Each year, the Human Rights Campaign — an organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ citizens — scores U.S. cities on their LGBTQ inclusion policies. Columbia and Charleston ranked best in South Carolina.

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