Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A Documentary History of African Americans in South Carolina

Nov 23, 2020

Dr. J. Brent Morris
Credit USC Beaufort

In Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A Documentary History of African Americans in South Carolina, 1526 – 2008 (2017, USC Press) Dr. J. Brent Morris brings together a wide variety of annotated primary-source documents to highlight the significant people, events, social and political movements, and ideas that have shaped black life in South Carolina and beyond.

The book is the first comprehensive history of African Americans in the Palmetto State. From the first North American slave rebellion near the mouth of the Pee Dee River in the early sixteenth century to the 2008 state Democratic primary victory of Barack Obama, Morris examines the unique history of African Americans in South Carolina.

Dr. J. Brent Morris, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Humanities Department, at USC Beaufort, talks with Walter Edgar about the documents in his book, and how they inform this history.

- (Originally broadcast 07/14/17) -

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