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Transforming Hampstead Village by Mateo Mérida

As Charleston has become one of the fastest growing cities in the US, few areas have seen as much change as that of Hampstead Village. While many people chose to call Hampstead Village home today, that was not a luxury that was afforded to its residents over a century ago. In the time since, Hampstead …

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Public Memory of the Domestic Slave Trade in Charleston, South Carolina Street by Lauren Davila

South Carolina’s oldest business district stands in downtown Charleston on Broad Street, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. It intersects with the city’s other historically significant thoroughfares, East Bay Street, Meeting Street, and State Street. If one were to take a stroll down Broad Street today, they would pass restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops, and …

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Activist Education in Denver, CO by Mateo Mérida

In the 1960s, the United States saw some of the largest activist movements in the history of this country, with several movements being organized to underscore the structural failures uniquely impacting the country’s many ethnic communities. Arguably the most distinguished of all these movements was the Black Civil Rights Movement, which was so visible that …

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Longshoreman Strike 1866 by Mateo Mérida

South Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the most conservative states in the United States, socially, politically, and economically. Part of this reputation comes from its practices to eradicate union organization within the state. In 2022, a scarce 1.7% of the South Carolina workforce held union membership.1 Despite this, there is a proud …

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