1923 Spring Island, SC | The island had a school (Spring Island School) for African-American children under teacher Olivia Joiner. Today, archaeologists are seeking information about the African-Americans who lived on Spring Island before and after the Civil War. Spring Island was home to more than 200 slaves, many former slaves and their descendants stayed on the land living in the old slave quarters until they were torn down and pushed into the marsh, late 1930s. Penn Center archives
Numerous enslaved Africans lived on the Gullah Sea Islands off coast of GA & SC. Due to their inaccessibility, plantation owners left the islands alone, so much of the Gullah people's African culture remained intact.
ANN J. EDWARDS, 81, was BORN A SLAVE. "I shall soon go to meet my Maker, with the satisfaction of having done my duty—first, to my race, second, to mankind." circa 1937. (Can any of us say that today?)
84 year old Mississippi Woman - This women was, by her own words, born two years before the surrender, in She saw and experienced many things during her life and hopefully passed down her stories. ~~ßε α† (Photographer: Dorothea Lange)
(Arielle) Historical - Infant baptism has also been around for early christian communities. Some believe that first century Christians did not practice it. Infant baptism is the first membership of the christian journey.