Abbeville

Shorefront Legacy Center: A North Shore Jewel

— By Angela F. Allen Abbeville, SC to Evanston, IL In 2016, my family and I ventured to Abbeville, South Carolina to walk the land, to visit the cemetery and to spend time in the church of our maternal ancestors. It was the first time for some family members to ... Read More

Returning Home: The Centennial of the Abbeville Lynching of Anthony Crawford

—By Doria Johnson In January of 2008, First Lady Laura Bush designated Abbeville a “Preserve America Community.” This initiative recognizes those communities that demonstrate a commitment to preserving their cultural and natural heritage. After years of denying the African American experience, Abbeville took one bold step towards that identity. With ... Read More

Memories of a Forced Migration

—By Doria Johnson On Sunday, June 24, 1917 in Charlotte, North Carolina, some residents awoke to find their hometown newspaper, The Charlotte Sunday Observer, on their front lawns. As the readership sipped their morning coffee and turned to the editorial page, just under the picture of the American Flag and ... Read More