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A Taste of Charleston, South Carolina

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT CHARLESTON?

  1. Charleston is a city in the United States state of South Carolina and is the second largest city in the state. The population was counted by the U.S. Census in 2010 at 120,083, making it the second most populous city in South Carolina, closely behind the state capital Columbia.

  2. Following President Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, there were a variety of events of commemoration. The first well-known observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina on May 1, 1865. During the war, Union soldiers who were prisoners of war had been held at the Charleston Race Course; at least 257 Union prisoners died there and were hastily buried in unmarked graves. Together with teachers and missionaries, black residents of Charleston organized a May Day ceremony in 1865, which was covered by the New York Tribune and other national papers. The freedmen cleaned up and landscaped the burial ground, building an enclosure and an arch labeled, "Martyrs of the Race Course." Nearly ten thousand people, mostly freedmen, gathered on May 1 to commemorate the war dead. Involved were about 3,000 school children newly enrolled in freedmen's schools, mutual aid societies, Union troops, black ministers, and white northern missionaries. Most brought flowers to lay on the burial field. Today the site is used as Hampton Park. Years later, the celebration would come to be called the "First Decoration Day" in the North.

    David W. Blight described the day:
    "This was the first Memorial Day. African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina. What you have there is black Americans recently freed from slavery announcing to the world with their flowers, their feet, and their songs what the war had been about. What they basically were creating was the Independence Day of a Second American Revolution.”

  3. Although the city would lose the status of state capital to Columbia, Charleston became even more prosperous in the plantation-dominated economy of the post-Revolutionary years. By 1820 Charleston's population had grown to 23,000, with a black majority. When a massive slave revolt planned by Denmark Vesey, a free black, was discovered in 1822, such hysteria ensued amidst white Charlestonians and Carolinians that the activities of free blacks and slaves were severely restricted.

  4. After the defeat of the Confederacy, Federal forces remained in Charleston during the city's reconstruction. The war had shattered the prosperity of the antebellum city. Freed slaves were faced with poverty and discrimination.

  5. The William Enston Homes, a planned community for the city's aged and infirm, was built in 1889. J. Taylor Pearson, a freed slave, designed the Homes, and passed peacefully in them after years as the maintenance manager post-reconstruction. An elaborate public building, the United States Post Office and Courthouse, was completed in 1896 and signaled renewed life in the heart of the city.

  6. The Charleston Hospital Strike of 1969 was one of the last major events of the civil rights movement and brought Ralph Abernathy, Coretta Scott King, Andrew Young and other prominent figures to march with the local leader Mary Moultrie. Its story is told in Tom Dent's book "Southern Journey." It was not until the election of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. as mayor that the city experienced a modern day renaissance. Riley has been the major proponent of reviving Charleston's economic and cultural heritage. The last thirty years of the 20th century saw major new reinvestment in the city, with a number of municipal improvements and a commitment to historic preservation.

  7. Charleston is a major tourist destination, with a considerable number of luxury hotels, hotel chains, inns, and bed and breakfasts and a large number of award-winning restaurants and quality shopping. The city has two shipping terminals, owned and operated by the South Carolina Ports Authority, which are part of the fourth largest container seaport on the East Coast and the eighth largest container seaport in North America in 2009.

  8. Charleston's unique but vanishing dialect has long been noted in the South and elsewhere, for the singular attributes it possesses. Alone among the various regional Southern accents, the Charleston accent traditionally has ingliding or monophthongal long mid vowels, raises /ay/ and /aw/ in certain environments, and is non-rhotic. Some attribute these unique features of Charleston's speech to its early settlement by the French Huguenots and Sephardic Jews, both of which played influential parts in Charleston's development and history. However, given Charleston's high concentration of African-Americans that spoke the Gullah language, the speech patterns were more influenced by the dialect of the Gullah African-American community.

  9. Today, the Gullah language and dialect is still spoken among African-American locals. However, rapid development, especially on the surrounding sea islands, is slowly diminishing its prominence.

  10. Charleston annually hosts Spoleto Festival USA, a 17-day art festival featuring over 100 performances by individual artists in a variety of disciplines. The Spoleto Festival is internationally recognized as America's premier performing arts festival. The annual Piccolo Spoleto festival takes place at the same time, and features local performers and artists, with hundreds of performances throughout the city. Other notable festivals and events include the Taste of Charleston, The Lowcountry Oyster Festival, the Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston Food and Wine Festival, Charleston Fashion Week, and the MOJA Arts Festival, and the Holiday Festival of Lights (at James Island County Park).



Radio Stations
W220CN (WMBJ) 91.9 FM Charleston, SC Christian Contemporary
WSSX 95.1 FM Charleston, SC Top-40
W257BQ (WSPO) 99.3 FM Charleston, SC Sports
WALC 100.5 FM Charleston, SC Christian Contemporary
WWWZ 93.3 FM Summerville, SC Hip Hop
WXST 99.7 FM Hollywood, SC Urban Contemporary
WTUA (CP) 105.9 FM Pinopolis, SC Gospel Music
WJNI 106.3 FM Ladson, SC Gospel Music
WMGL 107.3 FM Ravenel, SC Urban Contemporary
WSPO 1390 AM Charleston, SC Sports
WQNT 1450 AM Charleston, SC Sports

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Garcia Williams
Interim Executive Director
YWCA Greater Charleston



YWCA urges stand against discrimination

Charleston, SC- The YWCA Greater Charleston presents Requiem on Racism: The Peoples Mass to End Hate and Bigotry, a church and musical service, to be held on 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 26, at Mother Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun Street. Top civic and clergy leaders, and performing artists will participate in the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.ywca-charlestonsc.org or call the YWCA at 843-722-1644.

The local event is part of the YWCA USA’s Stand Against Racism campaign that began in 2007 and annually attracts some 300,000 persons to nationwide events held April 22-26. YWCA Greater Charleston is the first YWCA affiliate statewide to announce an event in coordination with this year’s national effort.

According to Garcia Williams, interim executive director of the YWCA Greater Charleston, turnout on April 26 will be driven by “deep concerns about persistent allegations of race and gender-based discrimination reported nearly everyday in news and social media”.

Some observers trace the continuing trend of clashes between opposing groups over social justice issues to the killings of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida, and Michael Brown on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Williams believes more recent local events such as the killing of Walter Scott on April 4 in North Charleston show a widening of the conflict.

“The historic delay of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as US Attorney General; racist chants on a bus-trip of University of Oklahoma fraternity students; and the LGBT, business, sports and civil rights communities’ stand against ‘religious freedom’ legislation in Indiana and Arkansas are just a few issues urgent to our April 26th event,” said Williams.

State Senator and Rev. Clementa Pinckney of Mother Emanuel AME Church will preside at the service which also features appearances by United States Congressman James Clyburn, State Representative David Mack III, Rabbi Stephanie Alexander of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, and historian Dr. Millicent Brown. Performing artists will include singer Ann Caldwell, and the College of Charleston Concert Choir.

“Clearly one event cannot reverse centuries of race, gender and ethnic biases, but it can be a powerful demonstration of how solidly the Lowcountry stands committed to social justice,” said Kerri Forrest, YWCA Greater Charleston’s board chair. “When everyday citizens are talking about Selma and Starbucks in the same breath, there’s more at stake than mere media hype. We maybe facing a more serious societal crisis,” said Forrest, who formerly worked as a television news producer for MSNBC, NBC and CBS.

Individuals and community groups may sign the Stand Against Racism pledge at: www.ywca-charlestonsc.org. ###

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Demographics of Charleston, South Carolina

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

45%

43.6%

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1.6%

2.4%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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William “Bill” Saunders honored at black history month tribute

Charleston, SC- William “Bill” Saunders, CEO of the Charleston-based Committee on Better Racial Assurance, will be honored for his years of service to national, state and local civil rights causes, at a 4 p.m., Sunday, February 8, 2015 Black History Month tribute, at Calvary Baptist Church, 620 Rutledge Avenue, in Charleston.

The Honorable David Mack III, state representative, will be the keynote speaker. Music will be rendered by the Calvary Baptist Church Mass Choir and the Male Choir of Royal Baptist Church.

The February tribute, sponsored by The Trustee Ministry, opens a year-long series of events celebrating the church’s 150th anniversary. The Reverend Arthur Evans is the pastor, and Mrs. Barbara Nelson is chair of the trustee ministry.

The event is free to the public. For more information call 843-723-0069, or email cbcrutledge@bellsouth.net.


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Spoleto Festival USA’s Go Spoleto! Hotel and Ticket Packages Return for the 2015 Festival this spring

- Festival runs May 22 through June 7 in Charleston, South Carolina -

Spoleto Festival USA

Dianne Reeves
Photo by Jerris Madison


JANUARY 21, 2015 (CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA)—Spoleto Festival USA has announced the return of its popular Go Spoleto! Hotel and Ticket Packages for the 2015 Festival season. Designed for out-of-town Festival attendees, Go Spoleto! packages offer special rates on accommodations at five of Charleston’s most exclusive hotels, plus a 15 percent saving on select Festival performances. Now in its 39th season, Spoleto Festival USA takes place in downtown historic Charleston May 22 through June 7. Known as America’s premiere international performing arts event, the Festival gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy the best in opera, music, theater, and dance, while also experiencing the finest in Charleston hospitality. Package details can be found at gospoleto.com.

Charleston is presently an in-demand destination having been voted the No. 1 City in the US by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines in 2014 and topping many other travel “best” lists owing to its rich history, well-preserved architecture, nearby beaches and a celebrated culinary scene, all of which can be enjoyed during the 17-day Festival. The city is more accessible than ever with direct flights available from New York, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Houston, Nashville, Charlotte, Philadelphia and, from March 19, Tampa and Orlando.

Go Spoleto! Hotel and Ticket Packages are available at the following locations:

Belmond Charleston Place, 205 Meeting Street

Rates start at $445 per night. As Charleston’s grand ambassador, Belmond Charleston Place offers the ideal launch point for your foray into Spoleto Festival USA. In addition to the 15% saving on select tickets, Go Spoleto! guests receive dinner for two in the Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill, Continental Breakfast for two in the Four Diamond Palmetto Cafe and welcome amenities. Call 800.611.5549.

Charleston’s Islands: Wyndham Vacation Rentals, 554 Freshfields Lane & 1400 Palm Boulevard

Rates start at $149 (villas) per night / $277 (oceanfront villas) per night. Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers luxury home and villa rentals. Serving Charleston’s Islands for over 30 years: Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes, and Sullivan’s Island. Call 866.361.6944.

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road
A full-service waterfront resort located on the Charleston Harbor at Patriots Point. The resort offers 125 guestrooms, free parking, three on-site restaurants, complimentary hotel trolley, fitness center, pool, private beachfront, a full service marina, and bike rentals. Call 888.856.0028.

Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King Street

Rates start at $209 per night. Enliven your spirit and immerse yourself in the arts! Spoleto Festival USA exhilarates all who enjoy this premier cultural event ranked as one of the nation’s major arts festival. Your Festival Package includes luxurious overnight accommodations with breakfast for two in the hotel’s own Swamp Fox Restaurant. Hotel reservation must be confirmed prior to receiving the special promotion code for ordering reduced Spoleto tickets. Gratuity, taxes and parking are not included. Rates vary by date. Call 877.756.2121.

Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel, 68 Wentworth Street

Rates start at $299 per night. An upscale location within steps of the festivities, each turn will surprise and delight. Featuring luxurious full-service accommodations, unique designs that meld historic charm with modern sophistication, plus palate-pleasing culinary delights. Call 843.534.0300.

The 2015 season of Spoleto Festival USA includes the world premiere of opera Paradise Interrupted composed by Huang Ruo and designed and directed by visual artist Jennifer Wen Ma, the American premiere and first performances in over 350 years of Francesco Cavalli’s baroque opera Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona, and the first US performances of a new production of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare’s Globe directed by the company’s Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole and Tim Hoare.

Other highlights of the 2015 Festival include:

· Scottish Ballet’s acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire

· Performances of influential works by the Trisha Brown Dance Company and Shen Wei Dance Arts

· Family-friendly productions by Italy’s Carlos Colla and Sons Marionette Company (Sleeping Beauty) and Vietnam’s Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre

· Spoleto Festival USA debuts by Australia’s Casus Circus with its acrobatic show Knee Deep and Canada’s 2b theatre company with the award-winning play When It Rains

· Concerts by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Dianne Reeves and Madeleine Peyroux

· The acclaimed Bank of America Chamber Music series in the historic Dock Street Theatre

· The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra performing film scores on stage for screenings of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights and Bill Morrison’s Decasia

· Seven-piece soul band St. Paul & The Broken Bones headlining the Wells Fargo Festival Finale at Middleton Place on June 7

· A full schedule of events can be found at spoletousa.org.

About Spoleto Festival USA
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with over 150 performances by world-renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. For more information on Spoleto Festival USA 2015, May 22–June 7, please visit spoletousa.org or call 843.579.3100.

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Thornley and Stern to get Riley award at MLK event

Charleston, SC- Trident Technical College president Dr. Mary Thornley, and College of Charleston former president emeritus Dr. Theodore Stern, have been selected to receive the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Vision Award at the January 20, 2015, MLK Business and Professional Breakfast, a signature event of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, sponsored by the YWCA Greater Charleston and the City of Charleston. Arnold Donald, CEO, The Carnival Corporation, has been invited to keynote the MLK breakfast event. Charleston is a homeport for Carnival, considered the world’s largest cruise lines. For event details call the YWCA at 843-722-1644 or visit: www.ywca-charlestonsc.org.

Established this past October, the award is named in honor of the Charleston Mayor’s 15-year tenure as honorary chair of the MLK breakfast and cites recipients for their “model corporate citizenship.”

Both award honorees are acclaimed for overseeing major expansions in student enrollment, faculty, curricula, facilities and funding during their college tenures, Thornley from 1991 to the present, and Stern from 1968 to 1978. Stern will receive posthumous award recognition. He died January 18, 2013 at the age of 100.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch, director of business development for the Clemson University Restoration Institute, chaired the award selection committee meeting last Thursday of esteemed local business and education leaders. “The work done by this committee is historic and significant,” said Colbert Busch. “Drs. Thornley and Stern, as inaugural award recipients, represent renaissance achievements in the field of education, a most, if not the most, important engine of our economy.”

Under Stern’s presidency, the college’s annual budget rose from $700,000 to more than $13 million, and student enrollment climbed nearly 1000%, from 481 to 5,000. Thornley’s tenure so far as president, is responsible for a 112% increase in student enrollment, from 8000 to nearly 17,000 this fall, and a doubling of the size of the college’s main campus.

Both Thornley and Stern have numerous professional accomplishments, which the Riley Award committee took into account. Notably, Stern was the founding president of Spoleto Festival USA and played an early role in forming a foundation which today is Coastal Carolina Community Foundation with assets exceeding $147 million. Thornley has been awarded top honors by such groups as the Association of Community College Trustees, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Other members of the Riley award selection committee include: George J. Bullwinkel, Jr., senior vice president, SCANA Corporation; Dr. David J. Cole, president, Medical University of South Carolina; Bryan Derreberry, chief executive officer, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce; David Ginn, chief executive officer, Charleston Regional Development Alliance; Carolyn D. Hunter, president, C&A Unlimited, Inc.; Wilbur E. Johnson, Esq., managing partner, Young Clement Rivers LLP; Dr. Nancy Muller, director, Lowcountry Graduate Center; Neil C. Robinson, Esq., Nexsen Pruet; Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, president, The Citadel; James M. Waddell V, vice president of administration, American College of the Building Arts; Honorable Lucille S. Whipper, Former State Representative; Anita Zucker, chief executive officer, The InterTech Group, Inc.

Thornley and Stern to get Riley award at MLK event


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biography

Billy Johnson, 1858-1916

Billy Johnson

Chicken by Will Accooe (New York : Howley, Haviland and Co., c1899.). African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920, American Memory, Library of Congress.



Billy Johnson was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in1858 and was educated in Augusta, Georgia. By 1881 he was performing in minstrel shows. In 1886 he joined Lew Johnson's minstrels and the following year moved to Hicks and Sawyer's minstrels, where he stayed for six seasons. During stints with several other minstrel troops, he began writing songs and eventually landed a job with Bob Cole as songwriter and stage producer for the more upscale Black Patti Troubadours.

Cole and Johnson produced a musical sketch for Black Patti, then left that company to produce their own musical, A Trip to Coontown (1898), the first full length black-produced musical on an American stage. Johnson and Cole both played starring roles. However, during the third season of this musical, Cole accused Johnson of either financial impropriety or of drinking too much (sources vary).

After a period in Chicago, where Johnson got married, dabbled in politics, wrote some songs, and appeared in the last Pekin Stock Company production, he returned to the New York stage around 1911. The last show he performed in was Twenty Miles from Home in 1914. Billy Johnson died in 1916 after a fall.

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Businesses in Charleston, South Carolina


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Ebony Hair Affaire -  Category: Beauty Salons -  116 Cannon Street, Charleston, South Carolina (843) 722-1334

  2. Family Barber Shop -  Category: Barbers -  147 Spring Street, Charleston, South Carolina (843) 722-3022

  3. Inner Image (Florence Heyward, Natural Hair stylist) -  Category: Beauty Salons -  36 Blake Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29408

  4. Klipper Kings -  Category: Barbers -  1636 Ashley Hall Rd, Charleston, South Carolina (843) 766-8492

  5. Miss Ebony 2000 -  Category: Beauty Salons -  590 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina (843) 723-4559

  6. Settles Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  472-C Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 853-8122

  7. Style Beauty & Hair Weeve Salon -  Category: Beauty Salons -  186 Coming Street, Charleston, South Carolina (843) 577-4161

  8. The Distinguished Gentleman Barbershop -  Category: Barbers -  11 Cannon Street, Charleston, South Carolina (843) 853-6411

  9. Urban Barber Shop -  Category: Hair Salons -  41 Cannon Street, Charleston, South Carolina (843) 722-0109

  10. Urban Nirvana Day Spa -  Category: Beauty Salons -  8 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, South Carolina (843) 720-8000

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. DeBorah's Bridal LLC -  Category: Bridal -   We are Full Service Bridal Salon providing service of excellence and high quality gowns at good prices.  - 1704 Old Towne Road, Charleston, South Carolina (843) 556-8092  - (visit website)

  2. 100 Black Men of Charleston, Inc. -  Category: Community Services -   - President: Mr. Anthony B O'Neill, Sr. P.O. Box 80238 Charleston, South Carolina 29416

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. Drayton Hall -  Category: Culture -  Offers “Connections,” an interactive program on African-American life from the 1700’s into the 20th century.  - 3380 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC 29414 (843) 769-2600  - (visit website)

  2. Gullah Tours Charleston, SC -  Category: Culture -  Gullah- The language spoken by the Lowcountry's first black inhabitants.  - (843) 763-7551  - (visit website)

  3. International African American -  Category: Culture -   103 Logan Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2065 (843) 720-4992

  4. Middleton Place -  Category: Culture -  Tours include: Demonstration Rice Field, Rice Mill, Slave Chapel & Cemetery.   - (843) 556-6020 (800) 782-3608

  5. The Charleston Jazz Initiative -  Category: Culture -  The Charleston Jazz Initiative (CJI) is a multi-year research project that documents the African American jazz tradition in Charleston, South Carolina Lowcountry.  - Charleston, SC  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Alluette's Café -  Category: Soul Food, Vegetarian Soul Food -   80-A Reid St, Charleston, SC (843) 577-6926   - (visit website)

  2. Craves Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  Heritage cooking at its best!  - 616 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC (843) 577-3773   - (visit website)

  3. Hugers -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  Buffet style southern and soul food. Chicken, fish, ribs, greens, sweet potato pie.  - 587 King Street, Charleston, SC (843) 577-7855

  4. Jestine's Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   Fried Chicken, Fried Okra, Mac n Cheese, Cornbread, and Sweet Tea and more.  - 251 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC (843) 722-7224

  5. Martha Lou's Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   - Heritage cooking at its best! craves is revealing a substantial menu of southern and lowcountry specialties and favorites". - 1068 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC (843) 577-9583

  6. On the Fly -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  Specialize in gourmet dinners on the go and weddings.  - 1209 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC (843) 225-3592   - (visit website)

  7. The Glass Onion -  Category: Soul Food, Vegetarian Soul Food -   1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC (843) 225-1717   - (visit website)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Enslaved Africans in the Lowcountry brought with them unique customs, art forms, and created new ones, as they assimilated into a newer European-style culture on the plantations. Today, sweetgrass baskets have become a cherished and sought after Lowcountry art form with the majority of basketmakers centered in the beautiful Charleston and Mt. Pleasant areas.

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CHURCHES



  1. Central Baptist Church -  26 Radcliffe Street - Charleston, SC (843) 577-4543

  2. Ebenezer AME Church -  44 Nassau Street - Charleston, SC (843) 723-4660

  3. Macedonia AME Church -  341 East Bay Street - Charleston, SC (843) 723-1829

  4. Morris Brown AME Church -  13 Morris Street - Charleston, SC (843) 723-1961

  5. Mother Emanuel AME Church -   110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC (843) 722-2561   - (visit website)

  6. Mt Zion Ame Church -  5 Glebe Street - Charleston, SC (843) 722-8118

  7. Nichols Chapel AME Church -  132 Bogard Street - Charleston, SC (843) 577-7366

  8. Old Bethel United Methodist Church -  222 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC (843) 722-3470

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbor -  Category: Entertainment -  The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s most visited attraction.  -100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC (843) 720-1990  - (visit website)

  2. Wet Willie's -  Category: Nightclub -   - 209 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC (843) 853-5650  - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



    South Carolina, Charleston -   Lowcountry Blues Bash -  14 days, 25 venues, 59 acts, 100 shows.

  1. Lowcountry Blues Bash
    (February)   Charleston, SC   - (visit website)

    14 days, 25 venues, 59 acts, 100 shows.


  2. Lowcountry Cajun Festival
    (April)   861 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC   - (visit website)

    Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, Cajun Fest is a full-day of Zydeco food and entertainment!


  3. Moja Arts Festival
    September - October   - (visit website)

    The Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures.


  4. Spoleto Festival
    Held in Spring   - (visit website)

    Over 120 performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers.


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