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You've searched: WPA Federal Writers' Project on African American Life in South Carolina

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    • A Plantation Song: Going from de Cotton Fields

    • 1936 - 1937
    • The lyrics to a plantation song, based on interviews with three residents of the Low Country of South Carolina.
    • Beaufort County (S.C.); Charleston County (S.C.); Colleton County (S.C.)
    • Ex-Congressman Thomas Ezekiel Miller

    • 1936 - 1937
    • A brief biography of the Hon. Thomas Ezekiel Miller, an African-American lawyer who was a South Carolina state politician and a Representative in Congress during Reconstruction.
    • Beaufort County (S.C.); Charleston County (S.C.); Orangeburg County (S.C.)
    • Experiences of an Ex-slave on Wadmalaw Island

    • 1936 - 1937
    • Interview with Prince Smith, a former slave living on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. Describes his master's movement of the plantation to Greenville, slaves' rations, plantation work, and punishment methods.
    • Beaufort County (S.C.); Charleston County (S.C.); Greenville County (S.C.)
    • Mather School, Beaufort County

    • 1936-04-03
    • A brief history of the Mather School, a normal school for African Americans in Beaufort, South Carolina [now the Technical College of the Lowcountry].
    • Beaufort County (S.C.); Richland County (S.C.)
    • Miscellaneous Superstitions: Charms and Magic

    • 1936 - 1937
    • Discussion of South Carolina folklore and folkways, including songs, magic, superstitions, and a funeral service.
    • Beaufort County (S.C.); Lexington County (S.C.); Newberry County (S.C.); Orangeburg County (S.C.); Richland County (S.C.); Saluda County (S.C.)
    • Miscellaneous Superstitions: Charms and Magic

    • 1936 - 1937
    • Discussion of South Carolina folklore and folkways, including songs, magic, superstitions, and a funeral service.
    • Beaufort County (S.C.); Lexington County (S.C.); Newberry County (S.C.); Orangeburg County (S.C.); Richland County (S.C.); Saluda County (S.C.)
    • Negro Spirituals

    • 1936 - 1937
    • Compilation of spirituals contributed by Joseph Holmes of Wilkins, South Carolina.
    • Beaufort County (S.C.)
    • Politics Among Negroes

    • 1936 - 1937
    • A brief history of African-American political involvement during Reconstruction, including holding political office and enfranchisement.
    • Barnwell County (S.C.); Beaufort County (S.C.); Charleston County (S.C.); Richland County (S.C.)
    • Robert Shaw Wilkinson, Orangeburg County, South Carolina

    • 1936 - 1937
    • A brief biography of Robert Shaw Wilkinson, former head of the South Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College [now South Carolina State University], Orangeburg, South Carolina.
    • Beaufort County (S.C.); Charleston County (S.C.); Orangeburg County (S.C.)
    • Robert Smalls, Beaufort County

    • 1936-04-03
    • A brief biography of Robert Smalls, a former slave who became a prominent state and federal politician.
    • Beaufort County (S.C.); Charleston County (S.C.); Richland County (S.C.)
    • Slavery of the Negro in South Carolina

    • 1936 - 1937
    • A brief overview of slavery in South Carolina, including importation, legal aspects, and education.
    • Beaufort County (S.C.); Charleston County (S.C.); Orangeburg County (S.C.); Richland County (S.C.)

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