We love exploring African American history especially of South Carolina. As a native and a resident, I am honored to highlight the Rosenwald Schools that were a tantamount part of education in the South. Take a moment to explore these African American Historic Buildings: Rosenwald Schools of South Carolina. If you have images of these schools or your own town’s historic buildings, please share using social media and the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle
African American Historic Buildings: Rosenwald Schools of South Carolina
ABOUT THE GREEN BOOK of SOUTH CAROLINA
The Green Book of South Carolina is an award winning online travel guide to more than 300 African American history and cultural sites in the Palmetto State. Each entry comes with a brief narrative of its historic or cultural significance, driving directions to the site, contact information and ways to share experiences on social media.
Even its name is a story. The online guide pays homage to the original Negro Motorist’s Green Books published from 1936 to 1966 and considered the nation’s first travel guides for African Americans. The original guides listed safe places for African Americans to travel – including hotels, restaurants and gas stations – during the Jim Crow era.
ABOUT THE SCAAHC
The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission is a state-affiliated organization of volunteer professionals, including historians, college and public school administrators, marketing professionals, arts educators and entrepreneurs, who seek to preserve and share African American culture in the Palmetto State. In 25 years of work, the group has installed more than 200 official state historic markers at under-recognized places, developed a curriculum-based teacher’s guide to African American sites, and helped integrate African American culture in classroom art instruction. The organization continues to work with state and local leaders on behalf of African American culture preservation and interpretation in South Carolina.