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Tue, 10.08.1963

The Progressive Club opens

*The Progressive Club is celebrated on this date in 1963.  This was a historic clubhouse located at Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina.

It was established in 1948 to provide a home for Esau Jenkins' Progressive Club's legal and financial assistance program, adult education program, and dormitory lodging. It also served as a community recreational, childcare, meeting place and grocery store. The building was built to house a "Citizenship School" where adult education classes and workshops enabled Black citizens to register, vote, and become aware of the political processes of their communities.  

The building was downed in 1989, by hurricane Hugo.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.  

Reference:

ProgressiveClub.org

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