When controversial legislation created Lincoln Institute, a school for African-Americans near Simpsonville, it opened an historical chapter in Shelby County. A man who saw that development takes us on a walk through that history.
By Jim Miller
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 4:00 am (Updated: February 20, 4:02 am)
Writers hate it when they miss an opportunity to write a timely story, and that is what happened to me last fall. I had done some research on the 100th anniversary of the opening of Lincoln Institute in October 1912, and planned to write a story about it. However, in the midst of selling one book, nudging a literary agent along on a second and writing a third, I dropped the ball.
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