After Slavery: Educator Resources

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About the Exhibit

After Slavery: Educator Resources links to exhibition units within the After Slavery online exhibition. The primary source document transcriptions featured here include excerpts from diaries and letters, government reports, memoirs, handbills, court transcripts, census materials, and newspaper accounts. Each educational document provides insight into different issues and events from the post-Emancipation period in the Carolinas. We encourage educators to employ these resources and the accompanying questions featured with each document in their classroom instruction, to help students engage this complex history through archival materials. These resources are adaptable to a variety of classroom settings. A curriculum guide is also available for South Carolina Social Studies Academic Standards.

Launched in 2006 with startup funding from the (UK) Arts & Humanities Research Council, After Slavery has been hosted by the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL), and the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) at the College of Charleston since 2010. In 2013-2014, After Slavery was redesigned and published in the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI). 


Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program, College of Charleston's Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, Queen's University Belfast, Lowcountry Digital Library, South Carolina Digital Library