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Liberia, South CarolinaAn African American Appalachian Community$
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John M. Coggeshall

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469640853

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.001.0001

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Because Hatred Is All It Was

Because Hatred Is All It Was

Death and Resurrection

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Liberia, South Carolina

John M. Coggeshall

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes the critical turning point of the Liberia community: the burning by arson of the old Soapstone Baptist Church and its reconstruction during the height of desegregation in South Carolina. By using eyewitness accounts, resident memories, and newspaper descriptions, the story of the church burning and the community’s rallying of white and black support is documented. Within a year, the church is rebuilt, primarily through the efforts of a now-deceased matriarch. Her role as a community “othermother” (informal leader) is also discussed.

Keywords:   Desegregation in South Carolina, Soapstone Baptist Church, Church burnings in South Carolina, African Americans in Appalachia, Liberia, South Carolina, Othermothers

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