Lowcountry Digital History Initiative

A Digital History Project hosted by the Lowcountry Digital Library at the College of Charleston

Lowcountry Digital History Initiative


Featured Exhibition

Charleston's Cigar Factory Strike, 1945-1946

In October 1945, unionized workers at the American Tobacco Company Cigar Factory in Charleston, South Carolina, launched a strike that lasted five months. This online exhibition provides an overview of the Charleston strike as adistinctive moment in South Carolina history when grassroots alliances led to massive protests and social justice advocacy. Published May 2014.