We in South Carolina love our history. As William Faulkner said of the South, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
Lately I have been reading a wonderful book about our state’s past – and clearly there are lessons to be learned.
The book is Deliver Us from Evil, by Dr. Lacy K. Ford, and it’s about how the South, especially South Carolina, dealt with the issue of slavery from the time of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution until the days prior to the Civil War.