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Charleston Undertold History Map

Team members: Row 1 (l-r): Barbara Dilligard, Brian Hicks, Merridith Crowe
Row 2 (l-r): Christiaan Marcum, Blan Holman, Laura Evans
Not pictured: Michael Boulware Moore


The Charleston Undertold History Map team aims to create African-American history walking and driving tours that highlight many of the lesser-known facts about civil rights in the area. The project will unfold in five phases, including paper maps, physical markers denoting such places of interest as former lunch counters and slave import center Gadsden’s Wharf, an interactive map, school curriculum, and an app. Development funding sources for all of these projects are still under consideration, but the mayor’s office is likely to prove helpful in the coming months. Additionally, this project will provide videos by prominent academics and Charlestonians discussing the chosen historical sites included on the walking and driving trails. The purpose of this project is to steep the community and visitors in the history of civil rights in Charleston, especially because the area is home to such deep and important history.