Resources for Documenting African-Americans in South Carolina

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Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Beaufort County[edit | edit source]

The New South (1862-1866)  Printed in Port Royal and later Beaufort, SC.  Covers the period just before slavery ended and the beginning of Reconstruction.  Images can be read online.

Greenville County
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Greenville County Library System Obituary Index  1916 through 1993.

Richland County[edit | edit source]
Columbia,  South Carolina
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The Richland County Public Library has The Palmetto Leaderon microfilm. The Palmetto Leaderwas an African-American newspaper.  It contains articles submitted by individuals and churches from many counties across the state.  Only the obituaries have been indexed and the index is available online.