The Green Book of South Carolina
Nonfiction

The Green Book of South Carolina

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Release date: Jul 5th, 2022

The Green Book of South Carolina, compiled by the WeGOJA Foundation (on behalf of the SC African American Heritage Commission), is a first-of-its-kind travel guide to the most tourist-friendly destinations offering visitors avenues to discover intriguing African American history as they travel the state. Read More

Softcover - $16.95
(ISBN: 978-1-938235-98-6)

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South Carolina is a state of incredible African American history: from the lunch counter in Rock Hill where the Friendship Nine began their "Jail, No Bail" protests, to the site where the freedom song "We Shall Overcome" was first sung; our nation’s very first school for the formerly enslaved, to a monument to the Middle Passage championed by Toni Morrison. Visitors and residents alike will find the Palmetto State rich in remarkable places that played a part in some of our nation’s most significant moments. The Green Book of South Carolina, compiled by the WeGOJA Foundation, is a first-of-its-kind travel guide to the most tourist-friendly destinations offering visitors avenues to discover intriguing African American history as they travel the state.

Organized by region and illustrated with more than 80 color photographs by Joshua Parks, this guidebook presents a curated selection of over 200 museums, monuments, historic markers, schools, churches, and other public lands. Features a foreword by Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, Distinguished Professor Emerita at Michigan State University where she served as the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of History.

The Green Book of South Carolina is a collaborative release by Hub City Press, the WeGOJA Foundation and the International African American Museum. Sponsored by the City of Spartanburg and Denny’s Corporation.

FEATURES

More than 180 historic markers, structures, and landmarks for a diverse audience

Includes popular sites as well as hidden gems

Organized by region for easy travel planning and discovery. Includes suggested day trips for each region.

Compact accessibly-priced book

Beautiful full-color photography

 
“The African American journey is full of stories that we should all tell. One of the most powerful ways to pass along our history is through sharing images and the stories behind them. We are proud to be the official photographer and experience ambassador for the Green Book so that we can all learn new stories, even as we create our own!” Dr. Tonya M. Matthews, President and CEO, International African American Museum
“We are proud to be a part of this project and to offer a great resource for people who travel through South Carolina. African American history is exceptional, and its discovery can add depth to a road trip to any place in the state.”  Dr. Larry Watson, a professor of history at South Carolina State University and Chairman of the WeGOJA Foundation
“We are delighted that Hub City Press approached us for a partnership. We have been identifying historic sites and structures for more than 28 years and documenting them in the form of markers, listings on the National Register of Historic Places and other formats. Collectively, these sites add more layers to South Carolina’s history and tell a compelling story.” Dr. Abel Bartley, a professor of history at Clemson University and Chairman of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission
Author

Photographer, documentarian, and community organizer, Joshua Parks, is the Digital Programs and Community Engagement Specialist at the International African American Museum. Though Joshua was raised in Jacksonville, Florida, his family history is deeply rooted in the Lowcountry, where he is a direct descendant of Sol Legare Island, a historic Gullah-Geechee sea island community. He is a graduate of Howard University and is completing his Masters degree in History at the College of Charleston. Trained as a public historian at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, he specializes in social, political, and cultural histories of the African Diaspora.

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