Through words, melodies, pictures, and even a dance step, the idea of Charleston was broadcast across the nation. Read the Entry »

The activism and aggression against whites displayed by Charleston blacks set that city apart from others in the South during Reconstruction. Read the Entry »

The clashes were in large measure due to white fears over a newfound assertiveness demonstrated by the black servicemen returning from World War I, and paralleled the hysterical antiforeign, antiradical “Red Scare” of 1919 and 1920. Read the Entry »

The typical single house stands two or more stories in height and is built on a rectangular plan with its narrow end facing the street. Read the Entry »

Charleston Southern has built on its mission, “promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment,” by offering more than thirty undergraduate and graduate degree programs, thirty-five student organizations, and eighteen National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletic teams. Read the Entry »

Charleston Tea Plantation produces the only tea grown in the United States on Wadmalaw Island, thirty miles south of Charleston. Read the Entry »

Though a continuous enemy presence off Charleston was maintained by the Federals from May 28, 1861, when the Union navy established its blockade, Charleston did not find itself under constant attack until July 1863. Read the Entry »

The siege of Charleston marked the commencement of major British operations in the South during the Revolutionary War. Read the Entry »

Charter schools are intended to improve learning, increase opportunities, encourage innovative teaching methods, establish new forms of accountability, create professional opportunities for teachers, and to generally assist South Carolina in reaching academic excellence. Read the Entry »

On May 10, 1974, Congress designated the Chattooga River a National Wild and Scenic River, the first east of the Mississippi. A protected corridor was created on both sides of the river. Read the Entry »