AN INTERACTIVE MAP OF CHARLESTON’S MARCH TOWARDS RACIAL JUSTICE

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Charleston Justice Journey (CJJ) is an initiative of the Preservation Society of Charleston that highlights sites important to the journey for equality in our city and conveys the connection of these sites to the historic built environment. This ongoing research initiative provides an exciting, unique guide to inform and energize residents, students, and visitors to follow the incredible fight toward justice.

Heroic blockade-runner Robert Smalls; equal rights jurist Waites Waring; the legacy of Gadsden’s Wharf and the International African American Museum; and the galvanizing crucible of Mother Emanuel – the Charleston Justice Journey will take users to these and other critical sites, telling their stories and teaching their significance.  Each stop along the Journey includes content on architecture and history, fully accessible and at no cost to the user, that can be experienced through an interactive map anywhere in the world – or in person in Charleston with the aid of the mobile site. 

While the CJJ initiative now features an interactive map, later phases could include printed maps, school curricula, and physical badging at sites and monuments to alert passers-by they are on the Charleston Justice Journey.

SPECIAL THANKS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The Charleston Justice Journey was initially launched with volunteer support by Dr. Barbara Diligard, Laura Evans, Blan Holman, Christiaan Marcum, and Michael Boulware Moore, with support from inaugural donors Linda Ketner and David Cohen. The PSC is honored to continue their work and bring the CJJ to life.

Site design by Aloneword Design  Video production by Unimedia

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT:

The PSC Advocacy Department
843.722.4630
advocacy@preservationsociety.org

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Each semester, the PSC hosts graduate interns to support the CJJ. All candidates must be currently pursuing, or in recent receipt of, a graduate degree in history, historic preservation, planning, urban studies, planning, or a related field. To apply, please submit a resume to advocacy@preservationsociety.org. For more information, visit preservationsociety.org.

A project of the Preservation Society of Charleston

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