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County of Beaufort (Beaufort, SC 29902-5556)
Page P. Miller (Project Director: August 2016 to present)

The First Civil Rights Movement: The Epic Story of Reconstruction in Beaufort County, SC and Nationwide

Development of an interpretive center, mobile tours, and a website examining the unique history of Reconstruction in Beaufort County, South Carolina, and placing it into a national context.

This Historic Places Planning request represents a 12-month planning approach that will result in a master plan for an interpretive center on Reconstruction history in Beaufort County, SC. The plan will include interactive themes, learning points, and a mobile app for over 100 county-wide Reconstruction history sites. Reconstruction has a complex historical legacy that is critical to understanding much of what happens around us today. It is one of the most complicated, least understood and significant periods in American history. The plan will be developed by a team of national and local scholars; consultants, designers, and content developers. The team will engage in a thoughtful decision-making process that combines historical resources, staffing needs, budget development, and audience input and determine the most effective way to interpret America’s Reconstruction history and expand the public understanding of Reconstruction history.

Project fields:
African American History; Public History; U.S. History

Historic Places: Planning

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2017 – 4/30/2018