Barbados-S.C. connections to be explored
by The Press and Standard | August 24, 2018 5:00 am
Last Updated: August 22, 2018 at 11:39 am
The shared legacy of the Caribbean island of Barbados and South Carolina will be explored during a program at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market on Aug. 25 at 1 p.m.
Rhoda Green, founder of the Barbados and the Carolinas Legacy Foundation, will lead the exploration of the shared history.
A museum press release explained in the past few decades, U.S. scholars have spent much time studying the close ties between Barbados and the Carolinas.
One historian has claimed that Carolina was essentially a colony of Barbados during the colonial period — a ‘colony of a colony.’ Barbados was also deemed as a ‘culture hearth.’ And the ‘Barbados model’ was used to describe the British plantation system found throughout the British American colonies.”
In 1985, the New York-based Barbados Tourism Authority commissioned a team to visit South Carolina to explore historical and architectural links between Barbados and the Carolinas.
Two members of the team, Warren Alleyne and Henry Fraser, co-authored one of the first important books on this subject “The Barbados-Carolina Connection.”
Barbados and its residents have emerged as custodians of an important part of shared history and legacy linked to the Carolinas.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information call 843-549-2303.