When freedom came to enslaved Africans who toiled on rice plantations in lower Berkeley County, South Carolina, many remained to farm the land and raise their families in settlements near the plantation gates. Four generations later, their descendants have shared for the first time family joys and sorrows in “Behind God’s Back,” written by Charleston-based writer Herb Frazier and illustrated with the paintings of Columbia, South Carolina, artist John W. Jones.

Contact Us

Get your story, review, video or other Charleston-related content on Hit Us Up!