Message from the Chairman of the Advisory Board
I am honored to serve as the chairperson of The Second Founding of America: Reconstruction Beaufort Advisory Board. As the chairman, I am committed to supporting the efforts and activities of Reconstruction Beaufort, to bring a broader awareness of its historic significance. I am keenly aware that Reconstruction was a challenging time in our American history that has been overlooked by some and marginalized by others. It is my objective to shine a positive light on the Era of Reconstruction and bring a greater appreciation of how it is knitted in the fabric of our American story.
Michael Allen, Retired NPS Ranger
Message from the Founder
There's nothing more that can begin to heal the soul of this great Nation than to uncover and teach the untold stories of this critical period in history. By doing this we can fulfill the sacred promises of freedom, justice, and equality and create a more civil society.
Billy Keyserling, Former Mayor City of Beaufort
Reconstruction Era National Monument (National Historical Park)
Current and Future Collaborating Organizations
Beaufort History Museum
Baptist Church of Beaufort
Brick Baptist Church
Center for Study of Slavery, The College of Charleston
City Of Beaufort
Coastal Community Foundation
Coastal Discovery Museum
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
Reconstruction Beaufort Childrens Choir (Link TBA)
In January 2020, The Second Founding of America: Reconstruction Beaufort had its first Advisory Board Meeting at the Tabernacle Church in Beaufort, SC.
The Second Founding of America: Reconstruction Beaufort's Advisory Board meeting allowed our board members to connect in person and collaborate with each other about the future of the non-profit while also brainstorming about community-based initiatives. While these board members were engaged in group activities, some great ideas were brought to the surface such as:
strengthening and enhancing the organizational and leadership structure
continuing to develop a cohesive relationship with the National Park Service
furthering outreach to communities and schools on a local, state, and national level.
While these were only a few suggestions, we have many more that we would like to implement into The Second Founding of America: Reconstruction Beaufort.
Please click on a logo below to find out more information on any of our collaborators.