The organization spread south during and after the war, attracting some members from the southern Unionist faction but mostly from among the millions of newly freed African Americans. The attraction of the Union Leagues was partly fraternal, with meetings marked by elaborate rituals, singing, and patriotic proclamations. Read the Entry »

The party’s strategy was to run candidates for the General Assembly and local government in counties with black majority populations. The party ran candidates in the elections of 1970 and 1972. Read the Entry »

In 1964 the General Conference of the Methodist Church set the goal of a racially inclusive United Methodist Church. No reference to the Central Jurisdiction appeared in the Plan of Union, and 1972 was set as the date for eliminating racial structures altogether. Read the Entry »

In 2001 the institution celebrated a legacy of two hundred years of educating South Carolinians by dedicating itself to continued improvements in the quality of service it offers to the Palmetto State. Read the Entry »