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By Steve Estes

as soon as one of many wealthiest towns in the USA, Charleston, South Carolina, proven a society equipped at the racial hierarchies of slavery and segregation. through the Seventies, the felony constructions in the back of those racial divisions had damaged down and the wealth outfitted upon them pale. Like many southern towns, Charleston needed to build a brand new public photo. during this very important publication, Steve Estes chronicles the increase and fall of black political empowerment and examines the methods Charleston answered to the civil rights stream, embracing a few adjustments and resisting others.

Based on specific archival learn and greater than fifty oral historical past interviews, Charleston in Black and White addresses the advanced roles performed not just via race but additionally by way of politics, hard work kin, felony justice, schooling, faith, tourism, economics, and the army in shaping a contemporary southern urban. regardless of the advances and possibilities that experience come to the town because the Nineteen Sixties, Charleston (like a lot of the South) has no longer absolutely reckoned with its bothered racial prior, which nonetheless affects the current and should proceed to form the future.

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