Black History Month At Charleston’s McLeod Plantation

Jerry Blackwelder

Black History Month Comes Alive At Charleston’s McLeod Plantation

McLeod Plantation was built on the riches of sea island cotton, made possible by enslaved people whose work and culture are embedded in the Lowcountry’s foundation. It is a living tribute to the men and women and their descendants who persevered in their efforts to achieve freedom,equality and justice.

Today, thanks to careful research and restoration, your students can learn how Charleston’s past helped shape where we are today.

Students will tour the homes and compare the McLeod family home with those built for enslaved families. They will learn about daily life on the Plantation and the relationships between the men, women and children who lived there.

This important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site also traces the emergence of Gullah Culture in the Lowcountry.

Your American History students will gain new insights into the struggle for personal, cultural and political freedom.

For more information and to plan your Black History Month field trip to McLeod Plantation Historic Site, log on to


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