Celebrate Black History Month In Charleston

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Explore, Learn and Celebrate Black History Month in Charleston

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Charleston is one of the best places in the United States to celebrate Black History Month. From food, art and music to the very bricks in the foundation of the city, black history in America starts on the shores of this Holy City. To honor and celebrate the achievements of African-Americans, we have curated some of the best ways to participate in Black History Month in Charleston. 


Gullah Tour

Experience a unique and genuine tour of the true slave history in Charleston. Learn from native Gullah historians of the unspoken African American slave history and journey of the Gullah Geechee people and their story from slavery to freedom. 

Gullah - The language spoken Africans that first inhabitants the coast of South Carolina and the neighboring Islands.  


Old Slave Mart Museum

The only known building that was once used as a slave auction gallery is now the home of artifacts, interactive exhibits, and photos that recounts the city of Charleston’s roll in the domestic slave trade. The four-story building has a brick enclosed yard which contains a slave jail, kitchen, and morgue. During the month of February, the Old Slave Mart Museum will be open on Sundays from 1PM - 5PM. 


Soul Food

Soul Food originated from the cuisine developed by enslaved Africans in the South. Celebrate their culinary traditions and accomplishments by dining at one of the many African American owned restaurants in Charleston. A few of our favorites include Rodney Scott's BBQ, Dave’s Carryout, Nana's Seafood & Soul and Martha Lou’s Kitchen


Fort Moultrie

The African Passage exhibit at Fort Moultrie tells the story of the estimated 200,000 to 360,000 men, women and children that were quarantined on Sullivan's Island from 1707 to 1799. The highlight of the exhibits tells the poignant story of Priscilla, a 10 year old girl that arrived on Sullivans in the 1750s. Her descendants write about her journey in a moving and inspiring story called “Priscilla’s Homecoming”. 

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