Videos: Learn more about historic Black-owned businesses
preservation-admin , December 8, 2022
EXPLORE THE NEW BLACK BUSINESSES OF CHARLESTON ORAL HISTORY PROJECT WEBSITE
Last week, the Preservation Society launched the Black Businesses of Charleston Oral History Project with a community event and a new website featuring four initial interviews, historic photos, and more.
We invite you to explore the interactive website to learn more about the significant impact and legacy of Charleston’s historic, Black-owned businesses. Through the voices of business owners and their families, this oral history project aims to elevate the important, yet undertold, stories of Black entrepreneurial success achieved in the face of racial segregation and injustice.
Locally owned, community-serving businesses build the culture and fabric of Charleston’s historic neighborhoods, and their legacies contribute to the continued diversity and vibrancy of our city’s business community, which the PSC seeks to support through our daily advocacy work.
You can also contribute to this ongoing initiative by suggesting a business as an addition to the Black Businesses of Charleston Oral History Project. The PSC looks forward to partnering with the community to continue building this rich archive of Charleston history.
EXPLORE THE ORAL HISTORY WEBSITE
Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate the community launch of the Black Businesses of Charleston Oral History Project at Burke High School on November 29.
Left: Former S.C. Rep. David Mack, Burke High School graduate, shares the history of Burke High School; Right: Community members gather for a lively reception in honor of the project launch.