View Amendment Current Amendment: 18 to Bill 5183

Reps. KING and MCDANIEL propose the following Amendment No. to H. 5183 (COUNCIL\SA\5183C085.JN.SA22):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, Section 59-29-620(D), by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

/( ) the historical fact that in 1670 a group of about 100 English settlers and at least one enslaved African created the first permanent colony near present-day Charleston. Soon after the governor brought a family of enslaved Africans, known only as John Senior, John Junior, and Elizabeth, to the colony. In the following years enslaved Africans helped establish the first colony in many ways, building homes and performing such tasks as the cooking, sewing, and gardening required on plantations and in towns. They also use their African-learned cattle raising and driving skills-they are the first American cowboys. Around one in three of the early settlers were African. /