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Charleston Justice Project

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, now called the Charleston Justice Project, is aiming 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. 

Press Coverage

Interactive map in works to tell broader story of African-American history in Charleston. The Post and Courier, The Post and Courier