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Gullah Slaves brought to South Carolina and Georgia during the 1700's unwittingly brought diseases such as malaria and yellow fever with them. These diseases thrived in the swampy region of the Lowcountry. While many of the Gullah people were resistant to these diseases, the white planters were not. As such, masters of the plantations moved their homes and families away from the rice fields. This isolation allowed their African culture to remain relatively intact.

Gullah Culture Thrived in Desolate Conditions

Disease and isolation might not seem like a great way for a population to thrive, but in the case of the Gullah people in the 1700’s, it wor...

This is "a new educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states. Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history of each Souith Carolina tribe, or scroll below the map for South Carolina Indian activities including a wordsearch, fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages of South Carolina."

South Carolina Indian Tribes and Languages

Information on the Native American tribes of South Carolina, with maps, reservation addresses, classroom activities and recommended history books.

The DNA from an African-American man in South Carolina (USA) reveals the generic father of all men is now set at 340,000 years old. Scientists previously believed the genetic Adam...at 60,000 to 140,000 years ago

The father of all men is 340,000 years old

We had thought that all men share a common male ancestor who lived within the last 140,000 years – but one African American man has broken the mould

Johns island, South Carolina in the Gullah/Geechee Nation www.gullahgeecheenation.com

Magnolia Merryweather

Spanish Moss, Southern Belles, and Sweet Tea. These photos are not mine unless otherwise stated, and...

This island graces Fryar’s driveway. He trims the hedge, made of Yaupon hollies, once a month.  Pearl Fryar  self taught topiary artist

Peace, Love, and Topiary | American Craft Council

A man named Pearl answers his doubters with an extraordinary garden.

"Plantation Police. Runaway Slave Patrol. 1858" Slave patrols were organized groups of 3 to 6 white men who enforced discipline upon black slaves during the antebellum U.S. southern states. They policed the slaves on the plantations and hunted down fugitive slaves. Patrols used summary punishment against escapees, which included maiming or killing them. Beginning in 1704 in South Carolina, slave patrols were established and the idea spread throughout the southern states. — in South Carolina.

Stop Kidding Yourself: The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People

"Plantation Police. Runaway Slave Patrol. 1858" Slave patrols were organized groups of 3 to 6 white men who enforced discipline upon black slaves during the antebellum U.S. southern states. They policed the slaves on the plantations and hunted down fugitive slaves. Patrols used summary punishment against escapees, which included maiming or killing them. Beginning in 1704 in South Carolina, slave patrols were established and the idea spread throughout the southern states. — in South Carolina.

Dr. Matilda Arabelle Evans, black healthcare advocate, was born in Aiken, South Carolina in 1872. In 1922 Evans became the only black woman in the country to serve as the president of a state medical association when she became president of South Carolina's Palmetto M.A. She also served as a regional Vice President of the National Medical Association and established the Negro Health Journal of South Carolina. She died on November 17, 1935 in Columbia, South Carolina. www.blackpast.org

Dr. Matilda Arabelle Evans, black healthcare advocate, was born in Aiken, South Carolina in 1872. In 1922 Evans became the only black woman in the country to serve as the president of a state medical association when she became president of South Carolina's Palmetto M.A. She also served as a regional Vice President of the National Medical Association and established the Negro Health Journal of South Carolina. She died on November 17, 1935 in Columbia, South Carolina. www.blackpast.org

Osceola: Born in 1804 in Tallassee, Alabama. Died in January 1838 in Fort Moultrie, South Carolina. He had 2 wifes. He had around 5 children. He was known for being a leader of a small band of warriors in the Second Seminole War.

Osceola: Born in 1804 in Tallassee, Alabama. Died in January 1838 in Fort Moultrie, South Carolina. He had 2 wifes. He had around 5 children. He was known for being a leader of a small band of warriors in the Second Seminole War.

While the media goes berserk over a royal baby in England, LIFE.com presents a classic photo essay focusing on a heroic South Carolina nurse and midwife named Maude Callen.

The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

While the media goes berserk over a royal baby in England, LIFE.com presents a classic photo essay focusing on a heroic South Carolina nurse and midwife named Maude Callen.

Lorenzo Dow Turner (8/21/1890 - 2/10/1973) was known for his research of the Gullah language of coastal South Carolina and Georgia, tracing it to its African roots in what is now Sierra Leone. He held an MA from Harvard and PhD from the University of Chicago, and taught English at Howard, Roosevelt University (Chicago), and Fisk, where he founded the African Studies Dept. He also co-founded a Peace Corps training program to prepare volunteers for service in Africa. #TodayInBlackHistory

Exhibit honors Gullah linguist

WASHINGTON -- Words like "gumbo" and "chigger" have roots in African words long ago, but those connections might have been lost if not for one of the first black linguists.

"Michael, Row the Boat Ashore" is an African-american spiritual. It was first noted during the American Civil War at St. Helena Island, one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina,

"Michael, Row the Boat Ashore" is an African-american spiritual. It was first noted during the American Civil War at St. Helena Island, one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina,

Seabrook Island, South Carolina - Nautical Chart Prints by Lantern Press at AllPosters.com

Seabrook Island, South Carolina - Nautical Chart

Final Dimensions (width x height): 18" x 24" This art print displays sharp, vivid images with a high degree of color accuracy on paper similar to that of a postcard or greeting card. A member of the versatile family of art prints, this highquality reproduction represents the best of both worlds: quality and affordability. Item #9333083

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February edition of The SC Traveler newsletter focusing on 3 major events that changed the history of SC - the Stono Rebellion, Denmark Vessey, and the Orangeburg Massacre.