The Jacksonborough Assembly’s most important work was its decision to confiscate Loyalist estates. Read the Entry »

Despite his indisputable genius, Jamerson’s increasingly erratic behavior and drinking problems had lowered his standing with Motown by the 1970s. Read the Entry »

English and Scots settlers arrived in the region in the late 1600s, where they withstood Spanish attacks and the Yamassee War of 1715 to prevail and lay the foundation for future settlement. Read the Entry »

Jeanes Teachers encouraged self-sufficiency. They taught students and their families to sew, bake, and do carpentry. Read the Entry »

As many as five Jenkins Orphanage bands were on tour during the summers of the 1920s. Read the Entry »

Jenkins’s greatest contribution to Charleston, however, was the founding of the Jenkins Orphanage. Read the Entry »

Jenkins took advantage of the growing popularity of jazz in London and played clarinet in dance orchestras to support himself while he continued his classical music studies. Read the Entry »

When Jenkins saw the injustices that affected black children on Johns Island, he bused his children and others to public schools in Charleston. Read the Entry »

On August 18, 1775, at twelve o’clock noon, Jeremiah was brought before the gallows in Charleston. Before the noose could be tightened around his neck, he proclaimed his innocence and told his accusers that “God’s judgment would one day overtake them for shedding his innocent blood.” Read the Entry »

Johnson served only one term in the legislature. Subsequently she was a Methodist missionary for three years, teaching home economics to women in India. Read the Entry »