Take a "Behind God's Back Tour"

Join licensed tour guide and historian Al Miller of Sites and Insights Tours and Herb Frazier, journalist and author of "Behind God's Back," on a 3-hour motorized tour of Gullah communities far off the beaten path not followed by most visitors to Charleston.

This 60-mile round-trip tour will stop in the Gullah communities of Cainhoy, Wando, Huger, St. Thomas and Daniel Islands that have been altered by development or are under the threat of change due to commercial and residential expansion.

The tour includes a visit to Middleburg Plantation, one of the oldest rice plantations in South Carolina. See the site of an 1876 gunfight where Blacks stood their ground during the violent period of Reconstruction following the Civil War. Walk the grounds of the Keith School where many Blacks were educated decades before segregated schools were outlawed. Stop at Greater St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church. And visit the old Henry Lee Johnson country store.

The tour, which will be conducted in Sites and Insights Tours' 20-passenger mini bus, is scheduled for some Saturdays and Sundays. The 9:00 a.m. tour departs the Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St., Charleston, S.C. 29403, under the bus shed behind the building.

The "Behind God's Back Tour" is open to a minimum of 10 persons. For booking information or to schedule a tour, please contact: Al Miller, Sites and Insights Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 21346, Charleston, S.C. 29403, office 843-552-9995 or 843-762-0051, Al Miller's cell 843-696-8933 or Herb Frazier's cell 843-214-0777. Al Miller's email: ajm777@aol.com and Herb Frazier's email: frazierh@aol.com.

Cost: $50 per adult.

A copy of the book, "Behind God's Back," is included in the cost. To learn more about the book, "Behind God's Back," go to www.herbfrazier.com and http://blogs.cofc.edu/averyarchives/?p=247.

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