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Harlan Greene

November 2020
Mayor John Patrick Grace’s narrow victory signaled a change in power in the city

October 2020
A century ago, Laura Bragg became the first woman in the nation to lead a publicly funded history museum

September 2020
The tornadoes tore through Charleston in September 1938

August 2020
He was elected to office despite rules forbidding Jews to serve

July 2020
Jenkins's orphans march into history 

June 2020
How our port city was a leader in slowing the spread of diseases

May 2020
Why Robert Smalls should be remembered as the Lowcountry’s Paul Revere

April 2020
Take a crash course in Charleston history with this timeline of highlights covering 350-plus years

April 2020
A Charleston-born historian on accelerating into the city’s future

February 2020
The Avery Normal School is home to College of Charleston's Avery Research Center for African American History and...

January 2020
Had King Charles I of England not been beheaded on January 30, 1649, our history would certainly have turned out...

December 2019
How the day Vesey won his freedom changed the course of history

November 2019
After the Civil War started, Harriet Tubman joined the Union Army and led a raid up the Combahee River between...

October 2019

August 2019
Before the South Carolina flag’s famous palmetto, there was a different tree that just may have made the Palmetto State...

July 2019
Historically, the secret to surviving Charleston summers had been the same for centuries—either leave or somehow catch...

June 2019
The 85th anniversary of the famous composer’s visit to Charleston to write the score of Porgy & Bess

March 2019
The Hospital Workers’ Movement began 50 years ago this March

February 2019
The surprising figure behind 200 Years of Charleston Cooking

November 2018
In mid-century Charleston, The Book Basement served equally as shop, salon, and safe space

August 2018

July 2018

May 2018
One of the first Memorial Day celebrations at Hampton Park

March 2018
Charleston newcomers once turned to “Strangers Guides” for information about the city

December 2017
The Albert Sottile House’s cedar tree is decked annually with Christmas lights

November 2017
Celebrating the famed writer’s arrival on Sullivan’s Island

September 2017
“Nazis Seize N.Y. Socialite”—73 years ago this month, newspaper headlines around the world trumpeted the fate of...

August 2017
What did the term "August Ladies" mean a century ago?

April 2017
Robert Marks kicked off a career in writing randy novels with 1971’s The Trembling of a Leaf