Resuming a normal schedule since pandemic restrictions first took hold, SINHG launched a full roster of educational and recreational trips for members in late February with a guided “Slavery & Freedom” tour of downtown Charleston, led by Al Ray of Wall City Tours. The two-hour tour along Church and Meeting Streets, ending at the Old Exchange on Broad Street, stopped at sites memorializing the struggles of enslaved African-Americans for freedom and civil rights, from pre-Revolutionary times to the present. Along the way, members also studied the signature decorative ironwork of Phillip Simmons for which historic downtown is known. SINHG Trips for members continue through May, with an autumn schedule now in development.
-Sibmitted by Norm Powers for SINGH
(Image credit: Lynn Baker)