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Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club’s Work Honored with a Historical Marker

Originally posted on The Jubilee Project – College of Charleston:
In 1948, Esau Jenkins founded the Progressive Club to encourage political education and voting registration as a means of uplifting the Charleston African-American community. Because of low funds, at first Jenkins had to host citizenship classes in his VW bus, driving people to and from…

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Continuing to Progress on Johns Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Many times over the years, I have taken the journey on Highway 17 and then turned to take the bridge over to Johns Island.  I have had celebrated at the annual Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival on the island and been invited into a home built …

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