Group creating black history app to push cultural tourism

Group creating black history app to push cultural tourism

HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) - A local group is working to make South Carolina history a driving point in our states cultural tourism.

The South Carolina African American Foundation is creating a smartphone guide to lead the way to black historic sites around the state.

The guide will also be able to be printed.

The App will feature 300 sites when it rolls out; you can find 14 of them in Darlington County.

"It's not just black history, it's not just white history, it's all of our history. We know that South Carolina is rich in the history of African Americans, but also all Americans," said Jannie Harriot, Executive Director of the South Carolina African American Foundation.

The group has been working on the app since last year and thought it would be a great way to draw people back to the history our state.

"We thought what better way to number one, building on the rising interest in cultural tourism and too also bring some economic development to South Carolina," Harriot said.

The App launches next month.

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