View Amendment Current Amendment: 20 to Bill 5183

Reps. KING and MCDANIEL propose the following Amendment No. to H. 5183 (COUNCIL\SA\5183C087.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 1708 the growth of indigo and cotton required more and more labor, which lead to the importation of more and more enslaved Africans. By 1708 the numbers of whites and blacks in South Carolina were equal at about 4,000 each, according to British census figures. For most of the next two centuries (except a brief period between 1790 and 1820) blacks will outnumber whites in the state. /