An Ongoing Dialogue: North in South

The relationship between North and South was not a one-way track: it was composed of information flowing freely between the north and south. African American newspapers, like the Chicago Defender, were instrumental in spreading the news of the North. Migrants also sent letters home and hosted family and friends who would visit Harlem. The letters were filled with vivid descriptions and stories of life in Harlem. But Charleston never left their mind. Some would return on vacation or family emergencies, and many more would retire to their childhood homes.

Education: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois

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The allure of the Low country can been seen in this poem a native of St. Helena, Annie Glover, wrote while in the North:

Home of the gray moss and Live Oak,
Land of sunshine and light,
Free from the city's grime and smoke,
Free from the city's horrors of the night,
Land where the mocking bird sings on the wind,
St .Helena
To you may my heart forever cling.

The result of this dialogue are the continued actions and artifacts of the people of Charleston and the Low country. Today there is a continued discussion as northern ideas fuse with southern views in a continual process that challenges the geographic bounds of culture.

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