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Rural South Carolina, 3/3

Posted by
Frances Berry (Athens, GA, United States) on 16 October 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

My husband is an historian of the American Civil War and we are working together on a photojournalist project called CSI: Dixie. We are investigating cold case civil rights murders from the 19th century, following coroner's reports from 6 counties in South Carolina. This last Sunday we went to "The Early Charleston Road" north of Columbia, SC to the site where a young slave was dragged to death behind a horse. Grim business. But his story deserves to be told.


This photo depicts what is likely the last thing this young man saw before he died. The body was found about a mile north of here and it had been decapitated.


The weather Sunday was bleak, overcast, and cloudy. I tried to get a few interesting photos to share here.

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