The Address:16 Penn Circle, St Helena Island, SC 29920
The Story: At thismoment, it stands.
The very first school established in America for freed African children…
It was founded before the dust of the Civil War settled.
… beneath the sway of Spanish moss on great oak trees,
… on a 47-acre campus on the island of Saint Helena, off the coast of South Carolina.
This is the land of the great Gullah people. Africans who, through centuries of oppression, have held strong to their culture, language, and beautiful customs.
Today, walk with us through the dirt roads of time on a voyage to the Penn School, a bold institution founded by Quakers and led by a Free Black Woman.
This story will leave your heart filled with hope and your mind ignited with a new blueprint for liberation.