Sam Green III Interview
Crawford, Eric (Interviewer);Harper, Zenobia (Interviewer)
Sam Green III was a Baptist minister that traveled throughout Sandy Island, Georgetown, and Plantersville over his 50-year religious career. As such, he gained a unique perspective on the personalities within each of the Gullah Geechee communities on the Waccamaw Neck. Green grew up in Plantersville, and is the grandson of Sam Green, who was the first Black postmaster in Plantersville as well as the first Plantersville-born representative at the South Carolina House of Representatives (his term was followed by John Bolts). Green talks a lot about the religious practices and songs sung during his time, as well as the baptismal and worship practices in both Plantersville and Sandy Island.
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Green, Sam III and The Athenaeum Press, "Sam Green III Interview" (2021). Plantersville Oral Histories, 2019-2021. 1.