Did you know the author of Amazing Grace sold a shipload of slaves here? Charleston was the center of the English slave trade. Estimates are over 40% of the Nameless Enslaved sold in all thirteen colonies were sold here. This presentation tells the story of historic Charleston from the perspective of the African-American experience. During the chronologically organized talk, participants will view seldom seen engravings, paintings and photographs that show and tell a story that has been lost and buried through time. Learn about the Nameless Enslaved and free persons of color, Reconstruction and Jim Crow to the modern-day fight for civil rights with life stories of real people who walked these streets. By the end of this exploration, participants will have a new and important understanding of African-American history.
Slavery to Civil Rights: A Tour Through Time of Charleston’s African-American History