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

  • SC County: Charleston
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    • A Negro Tale

    • 1936 - 1937
    • Brief tale about two women who lived together in Charleston.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • A New Crop Makes History

    • 1936-05-25
    • History of the cotton industry in South Carolina, which replaced rice and indigo as the state's major agricultural export.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • 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.)
    • A Wordless Chant

    • 1936-02-28
    • Describes a wordless song sung by African Americans in religious ceremonies. Also includes two songs: "The Lonesome Road" and "Happy Riley."
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • Adele Frost, Ex-slave 93 Years of Age

    • 1936 - 1937
    • Interview with Adele Frost, a formerly enslaved African American from Charleston County, South Carolina. Describes her family, plantation life, funerals, and the arrival of Union troops.
    • Charleston County (S.C.); Richland County (S.C.)
    • Andrew Bryan

    • 1936 - 1937
    • A brief biography of Andrew Bryan, an enslaved African American who became a prominent Baptist preacher in Savannah, Georgia.
    • Berkeley County (S.C.); Charleston County (S.C.); Richland County (S.C.)
    • Anecdotes

    • 1936 - 1937
    • Anecdotes contributed by Anna and Erma Middleton of Charleston, South Carolina.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • Art

    • 1936-07-13
    • List of prominent African-American artists and artisans from Charleston, South Carolina.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • Art and John H. Green

    • 1936 - 1937
    • A brief biography of the professional life of John H. Green, an African-American artist from Charleston, South Carolina.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • At the Ferry

    • 1937-02
    • The lyrics to a ballad, as sung by Rev. W. L. Jones at the Bishops' Council, Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church [near Charleston, South Carolina].
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • Attempted Insurrection in 1822

    • 1936 - 1937
    • Recounting of the thwarted slave uprising led by Denmark Vessey [also spelled Vesey] in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1822.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • Avery Institute: The Pride of Charleston

    • 1936 - 1937
    • A brief history of the Avery Normal Institute, a teaching school for African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • Avery Normal Institute

    • 1936-02-07
    • Edited typescript of a brief description of Avery Normal Institute, Charleston, South Carolina.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • B. F. Cox Leaves Avery Institute

    • 1936 - 1937
    • Article about the departure of Benjamin F. Cox, principal of the Avery Institute in Charleston, South Carolina.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • Big Zion Presbyterian Makes History

    • 1936-05-11
    • A brief history of Big Zion Presbyterian Church, described as the largest African-American Presbyterian church in Charleston, South Carolina.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)
    • Bishop Alexander Daniel Paine

    • 1936 - 1937
    • A brief biography of Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne [rendered as Alexander Daniel Paine], bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
    • Charleston County (S.C.)

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