Oral History of Fred Lincoln, interviewed by Timothy St. Pierre, 21 March 2021

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Title

Oral History of Fred Lincoln, interviewed by Timothy St. Pierre, 21 March 2021

Description

Fred Lincoln is a resident of the Jack Primus community in Cainhoy, South Carolina. He lives in the land owned and passed down by his formerly slaved ancestors. Lincoln discusses the protest organized by John “Sammy” Sanders to save the Meeting Tree in Daniel Island that got the attention of the local media but received limited support from the local black community. He affirms the most pressing issue is protecting black residents’ property rights. Lincoln has been a member of the Wando-Huger Community Development Corporation since 1992. This organization has worked since its inception to ensure black residents receive adequate compensation when development is unavoidable. Lincoln takes pride in their work with Charleston County to zone 150 acres for affordable homes, as well as, stopping the Port Authority’s plan to open railroad and truck access through their community. He affirms that their ability to show up as an organized community with deep roots in the region earned them the political support they needed to succeed. Finally, Lincoln states they are currently working with the Department of Health and Environmental Control to bring city water and sewer services to the community.

Publisher

The Citadel Archives and Museum

Date

Rights

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Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1687

Coverage

Charleston (S. C.)

Interviewer

Timothy St. Pierre

Interviewee

Fred Lincoln

Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Duration

55 minutes

Collection

Citation

The Charleston Oral History Program at the Citadel, “Oral History of Fred Lincoln, interviewed by Timothy St. Pierre, 21 March 2021,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed May 18, 2022, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1687.