ATG Book of the Week of May 2, 2011
Charleston Primer for Yankees: History with a Southern Accent by Skip Johnson. Meeting Street Press, 2010. 69 pages. 9780615405520
Charleston has been consumed over the past few months with memories and reenactments for the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. This gift book just landed on my desk. Says Johnson, “Despite Charleston’s and South Carolina’s bad press and maligned history… we deserve some credit.” Johnson is a native South Carolinian who lives in Charleston.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.