All Tours: 6

College of Charleston's 250th Anniversary Tour

13 Locations ~ Curated by The Discovering Our Past: College of Charleston Histories Team
In honor of the 250th anniversary of the College, we present this tour of the College of Charleston’s historic campus in downtown Charleston. Founded in 1770, this premiere liberal arts institution was the country's first municipal college and…

Slavery and its Legacies: Sites of Agency

8 Locations ~ Curated by Grace Hall, Tanesha High, Joshua Parks, Mills Pennebaker
Included in this tour are sites illustrating the efforts of Black Charlestonians to take control over their lives and their communities. Whether they lived during the era of enslavement, endured the failed promises of Reconstruction, or struggled…

Slavery and its Legacies: Sites of Care and Community

8 Locations ~ Curated by Olive Beck, Noah Dubois, Grace Hall, Tanesha High, Mills Pennebaker, Brandon Stone, Shannon Wait
The places highlighted in this tour reveal the myriad ways that Black Charlestonians cared for each other. Sites of education, social and medical institutions, and religious organizations illustrate some of the many ways in which the African American…

Slavery and its Legacies: Sites of Oppression

10 Locations ~ Curated by Jenn Curtis, Samuel Graham, Tanesha High, Brandon Stone, Shannon Wait, Joseph Williams
Black Americans in Charleston, and the country as a whole, have struggled against the chains of oppression that stretch back to the beginning of enslavement. Even after emancipation, Black Charlestonians have been subject to the violence of racial…

Slavery and its Legacies: Sites Of Resistance

8 Locations ~ Curated by Olive Beck, Jenn Curtis, Noah Dubois, Samuel Graham, Mills Pennebaker, Shannon Wait, Joseph Williams
The legacies of slavery have been long and enduring in Charleston and the greater Lowcountry, perpetuating and mutating in the grotesque manifestations of white supremacy. Despite the visible and invisible barriers to social, political, and economic…

Slavery and its Legacies: Sites of Fellowship

7 Locations ~ Curated by The Discovering Our Past: College of Charleston Histories Team
Churches and other religious institutions have been a source of community strength and support for many Black Charlestonians. Sometimes, Black residents were able to carve out spaces for themselves within white churches; at other times, they formed…