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Interactive map to tell story of African American history in Charleston

Mary Moultrie, Coretta Scott King, and hospital workers march during strike at Medical University of South Carolina 1969. File photo courtesy of The Post and Courier, used with permission.

The Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) may only run one day-a-month over the course of five months, but the outcomes of DLI capstone projects can have far-reaching effects. Adam Parker of The Post and Courier writes about the Charleston Justice Journey, a project undertaken by 2016 DLI Fellows that aims to develop a user-friendly website featuring an interactive map of black history sites on the Charleston peninsula.

Said Riley Institute executive director Don Gordon,  “When finished, this remarkable project will highlight important parts of a forgotten journey of black South Carolinians whose history has been ignored or lost … In addition to the International African American Museum [slated to open in 2020 at Gadsden’s Wharf], the project will be part of a major historical attraction for thousands of tourists who wish to understand and help us celebrate the true history of our state.”

 

 

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