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What Was the Stono Rebellion?

“On Sunday, September 9, 1739, the dread became real in a slave rebellion on the Stono River, twenty miles from Charles Town. The violence began when twenty slaves stole guns and gunpowder from a store, killing and decapitating the two storekeepers. 223 more words


Today In Charleston History: April 5


The South Carolina Gazette announced festivities to honor James Oglethorpe:

Tuesday last being the day appointed for the Review of the Troop and Regiment of St.

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Today In Charleston History

Today In Charleston History: September 9


The Carolina sailed to back to Barbados for passengers and supplies. A letter asking for a clergyman was written and signed by Florence O’Sullivan, Stephen Bull, Joseph West, William Scrivener, Ralph Marshall, Paul Smith, Samuel West, Joseph Dalton and Governor Sayle. 679 more words

Today In Charleston History

The Weekly Ass Clown – Larry Ward - Organizer of Gun Appreciation Day

ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag

January 19, 2013 is the first Gun Appreciation Day, per its organizer – Larry Ward. 463 more words

United States

Art That Helps Us Remember Correctly: Colin Quashie

Charleston is a beautiful city and a lively destination site filled with hot restaurants and nightlife. Charleston is also said to have the port of entry from more than half of the slaves brought to the United States. 313 more words

Social Commentary

At The Intersection of The Stono Rebellion and Jenkins’s Bloody Ear—Or, Freedom is Freedom

At The Intersection of The Stono Rebellion and Jenkins’s Bloody Ear—Or, Freedom is Freedom

The Stono (or Cato’s) Rebellion, which occurred in 1739, is considered the largest insurgency of enslaved…

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United States History

A Reading List for the US Senate

Photo Rights: Northern Illinois University

Last week the US Senate formally apologized for slavery. They followed a laundry list of  US officials including, Presidents Clinton and Bush, as well as the US Congress. 416 more words