Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A Documentary History of African Americans in South Carolina

Nov 20, 2017

Dr. J. Brent Morris
Credit USC Beaufort

(Originally broadcast 07/14/17) Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A Documentary History of African Americans in South Carolina, 1526 – 2008 (2017, USC Press) is the first comprehensive history of African Americans in the Palmetto State. From the first North American slave rebellion near the mouth of the Pee Dee River in the early sixteenth century to the 2008 state Democratic primary victory of Barack Obama, Dr. J. Brent Morris, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Humanities Department, at USC Beaufort, examines the unique struggles and triumphs of African Americans in South Carolina.

Morris brings together a wide variety of annotated primary-source documents to highlight the significant people, events, social and political movements, and ideas that have shaped black life in South Carolina and beyond.

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