African American Heritage
Mary Jenkins Community Praise House
South Carolina is blessed with a rich African American heritage. This legacy includes historic buildings and structures, archaeological sites, and cultural traditions. Unfortunately, many of these resources are at risk. The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission works closely with the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to identify, record, recognize, and encourage the preservation of these historic places, helping all South Carolinians to more fully understand and appreciate the contributions of African Americans to the state.
The mission of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission is to identify and promote the preservation of historic sites, structures, buildings, and culture of the African American experience in South Carolina.
In 1915, Sears and Roebuck President, Julius Rosenwald, established a matching grant fund in his name to construct better quality schools for black children throughout the South
Places to Visit
South Carolina has a wealth of great African American tourist destinations