'Discovering Mitchelville'

In 1862, shortly before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed -- while most of the African-American population in the south was still enslaved -- the people of Mitchelville were busy creating a completely new, self-governed culture that would be the guidepost for generations to follow.

These industrious new citizens built homes on neatly arranged streets, elected their own officials, developed laws, built an economy, and implemented mandatory education for their children.

In fact, the reports of the success of Mitchelville were so glowing, that the famous Underground Railroad freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman, was sent to Hilton Head to see this bustling town, so she could share the story of Mitchelville’s self-governed success with future freedmen towns.

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