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April, 1839: Robert Smalls is Born in Beaufort, South Carolina

On April 5, 1839, Robert Smalls, Civil War hero, businessman, and political figure, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina. He …

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February, 1882: The Eight Box Voting Law Severely Restricts African American Suffrage

In 1870, Congress ratified the Fifteenth Amendment, which prohibited the denial of the right to vote based on “race, color, …

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January, 1837: James Lide Coker is Born Near Society Hill

James Lide Coker was born to Caleb Coker, a planter and merchant, and his wife Hannah Lide, in 1837. After …

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November,1832: The Nullification Convention Meets in Columbia

Following the election of many states-rights advocates to South Carolina’s legislature, the state responded to Henry Clay’s tariff of 1832 …

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