Black History in Newberry, SC extends beyond 230 years. During 1740 – 1760, Scott-Irish, English and German immigrants migrated to Newberry, SC and many brought their slaves with them. The fabric of this country's foundation and culture was built on the institution of enslavement. “By 1850, more than 3 million slaves worked in the American South, 60 percent of them in the cotton fields and the rest either in other crops or as craftsmen. For every hour of useful work done in the Southern states, roughly 40 minutes was performed by a slave”. History notes that by 1860 in Newberry SC, sixty percent of the population were slaves and they outnumbered whites two to one. Although the conversation about slavery may be uncomfortable to many, it is the necessary truth and a significant part of our history that must be discussed. LET'S NOT FORGET the sacrifices, trials, tribulations that our ancestors endured and their contributions that helped paved the way!
COME ALONG AND RIDE ON A FANTASTIC HISTORICAL JOURNEY!!
Relax and enjoy an open air-filled atmosphere! Participants will explore several historical districts throughout this beautiful landscape. Verbal commentary regarding Black history will be provided along the way.
Things to see:
Werts Cemetery (Old Colored cemetery)
Site/Vicinity of 1st jail
Live Oak trees
Slave quarters / cabins
Antebellum/Post Civil War architecture
Historical School sites
And much more!
1000 BOYCE ST, NEWBERRY SCGet Directions