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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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This Is My Home

This Is My Home

Into the Twenty-First Century

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Liberia, South Carolina

John M. Coggeshall

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter brings the story of Liberia into the present. Drawing on memories of current residents, the chapter describes efforts to preserve and present the community’s history to visitors. For example, the original community cemetery is re-discovered, cleared, protected, and interpreted. Newer homes provide refuge for returning relatives or aging kin. Some racist sentiments remain, but overwhelmingly Liberia’s remaining residents fit comfortably into a rural Upstate South Carolina landscape.

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

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