Michael Banks

Aug 10, 2021

3 min read

Seeking Your African-American Roots?

South Carolinian tells how you can find your heritage in her home state

As a child, Dawn Dawson-House learned plenty about this country’s founding fathers. Missing were the exploits of South Carolina civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Delaine and Robert Smalls, a former slave who represented the Palmetto State for five terms in Congress.

Those lessons were learned at the family dinner table as well as at church and other social gatherings around her hometown along the coast.

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