OnPoint on WACH Fox: South Carolina’s African-American roots

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) – This week on OnPoint on WACH Fox we examine South Carolina’s African-American roots.

South Carolina is a state where traditions brought from Africa live on today. Almost half of all enslaved Africans came to the U.S. through Sullivan’s Island in the Charleston area.

The Lowcountry is filled with communities that were established after slavery, populated by people known as Gullah and Geechee whose customs and traditions are still rooted in Africa.

These regions offer a fascinating look at how life is evolving for African-Americans who live in areas steeped in tradition. Some of that rich tradition and heritage is alive and well here in the Midlands, too!

Every year, Historic Columbia celebrates that tradition with Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture.


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