Understand SC: Uncovering untold stories at 4 historic sites in Charleston
A Post and Courier Podcast
Charleston’s historic city center is filled with carefully preserved buildings and bronze markers detailing major moments in its now 350 years — but much of the city’s history still isn’t visible.
There are less-told stories that aren’t recognized with plaques or talked about on walking tours. There are sites and buildings that no longer exist and places that are well-known, though only for select parts of their past.
This week, we’re peeling back some of those layers of Charleston history to visit four places featured in “Forsaken History,” a project from The Post and Courier’s watchdog and public service reporter Jennifer Berry Hawes.
Each is explained by a descendant or a historian who details the true events of what happened there, why it’s been forgotten and what that place reveals about Charleston’s past.