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South Carolina Secession Story


South Carolina Secession Story Today's guest argues that a South Carolina document helped launch the civil war and continues to have unintended consequences for the Palmetto State. On December 20th, 1860 South Carolina's leaders ratified an article of secession. Dr. Eric Emerson calls the article of secession the most important document in South Carolina's history and that the state, and the nation, continue to feel the ripples from that moment in history. We'll talk with Dr. Emerson about the upcoming 150th commemoration of that historic event and what it means for South Carolina's citizens. Guest Dr. Eric Emerson - Director, South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History Add and read comments