“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
After the completion of many houses in 1862, Mitchelville became much more than a refugee camp or a holding area. It was a town of self-governing people with the first compulsory education law in South Carolina, and elected councilmen, an administrator, and a marshal.
Mitchelville was this symbol…this first idea…the kernel of an idea that freedom can be extended to all people in America. – Ben Williams
Your monthly recurring gift of $18.62 will sustain and promote the Mitchelville story. An important piece of history that tells the story of where freedom began. Your support will help us unite Americans around the tenets of freedom, democracy, citizenship, and opportunity.
Mitchelville Preservation Project Inc. dba Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Our EIN number is 272308109. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.