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8:21 am on Wednesday September 30, 2015

Public approval for removal of Confederate flag

A strong majority of South Carolina residents said the state legislature made the right decision in removing the Confederate battle flag.
4:12 am on Saturday December 7, 2013

S.C. Leaders get a Facebook lashing over Mandela praise

Gov. Nikki Haley and Rep. Jeff Duncan's Facebook tributes to Nelson Mandela have roused the ire of their more conservative supporters.
4:58 am on Friday November 8, 2013

Recovered Charleston slave tags being sold on eBay

A relic hunter uncovered several Charleston slave badges that were once buried in the soil under Buist Academy in downtown Charleston. They're now for sale on eBay. Live 5 News writes, in part: "Those slave tags may have been a relic of that use of...
4:53 am on Wednesday September 25, 2013

Top picks for this year's MOJA culture festival

MOJA is back, and the Charleston City Paper shares its top picks for the week-and-a-half long fall festival that celebrates African and Caribbean cultures in the Lowcountry.
4:14 am on Tuesday September 3, 2013

The story of one student who helped desegregate Charleston's schools

50 years ago this week, Millicent Brown helped desegregate Charleston's all-white Rivers High School. The Post and Courier shares that story.
8:56 am on Monday August 5, 2013

Marking the civil rights sit-in at King Street

A new historic marker has been errected on King Street, this one commemorating a sit-in for civil rights at the Kress Building lunch counter in 1960.
9:05 am on Saturday May 18, 2013

Smithsonian to preserve, display Edisto slave cabin

After local restoration attempts failed, one of the last standing slave cabins in the Lowcountry was headed for imenent collapse — until the Smithsonian Institution stepped in to save the Edisto Island structure at Point of Pines.
5:17 am on Thursday May 9, 2013

Tweeted link to image will block School of the Arts senior from graduation ceremony

Senior Ashley Patrick tweeted a remark about a black classmate that linked to a meme image of a girl crossing her fingers and the caption "I wish a nigg* would", and now the Charleston County School Board has ruled that Patrick's probation over the...
4:33 pm on Tuesday March 26, 2013

Robert Smalls exhibit coming to Tabernacle Baptist Church

The travelling exhibit, "The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls" is coming to the Tabernacle Baptist Church in downtown Beaufort. Smalls first came into public attention after he stole a Confederate steamer ship, the Planter. The exhibit...
12:47 am on Tuesday October 16, 2012

Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration

An annual festival that recognizes the Gullah heritage and its ties to West and Central Africa as well as the Lowcountry, the the Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration occurs this year from November 8 to 10 on St. Helena Island. The three-day event...