The Southern African American Heritage Center in Cheraw brings the 1800s and mid-1900s to life. As you enter you are invited to watch a historical video in the one room schoolhouse reminiscent of the Colored Schools.

The gallery provides information that follows the history of slavery through reconstruction, and there is a focus on Horace King – born a slave in 1807, he became a successful businessman and statesman.

Visit the Civil Rights exhibit to learn of the part that local African American attorney John McCall played in desegregation.

Of course, we can’t forget that Cheraw is the birthplace of Dizzy Gillespie! You’ll find lots of info about his days in town.

During the summer, museum owner Felicia Flemming-McCall holds Ms. Felicia’s History Day Camp & Finishing School for Young Ladies. The camp includes educational activities about African American women who shaped history, and about the Underground Railroad.

125 Kershaw Street
Cheraw, SC 29520
(843) 921-9989
Tuesday & Thursday 1-4 pm