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Black Heritage in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina


This collection made accessible by this site contains digital files taken from audio cassettes. This material documents research conducted from 1982, 1989-1990 regarding local black communities in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina.

One hundred-eighteen audiocassettes document interviews with local African American families. Typical subjects covered in the interviews include: family ancestry, economic profiles, religious life, education, and social interactions.

Disclaimer: You may come across language or topics in this collection that you find harmful or offensive. These materials document the experiences and memories of a marginalized group during a time when discrimination and harassment were commonplace. As a result, some interviews may contain details or depictions of harassment or other violent actions towards members of said group.