Charlotte Forten, 1837 – 1914

Suggested resources



The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history of our area. Charlotte Forten (later Grimke) was a Northern teacher to the former enslaved people of Beaufort District during the Port Royal Experiment.
Latest Revision 9 February 2012

Charlotte Forten Grimke, (1837 – 1914) : A List of Resources
in the Beaufort County Library, SC


Web based resources: 

Biography Resource Center database (DISCUS, password required for access from home)  

Cross Searchable Products, DISCUS databases (DISCUS password required for access from home)  

History Reference Center database, (EBSCO password required for access from home)  

“Only a Schoolhouse:  Education Pioneers”

Charlotte Forten: Biography by the Biography Channel.

Charlotte Forten Grimke, 1837 – 1914 by the National Women’s History Museum

Charlotte Forten Enters Salem Normal School March 13, 1855 in Mass Moments

Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items: 

  • SC B FORTEN A tribute to Charlotte Forten by Roberta Hughes Wright
  • SC B FORTEN Charlotte Forten, Black and free by Polly Longsworth 
  • Grimke, Charlotte Lottie Forten (1837-1914) [BDC Vertical File]
  • Grimke Family [BCD Vertical File]
  • SC 371.1 JOU The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke edited by Brenda Stevenson (BDC, HHI SC)

Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library: 

973.7 WOR Words for the hour: A New Anthology of American Civil War Poetry edited by Faith Barrett, contains Forten’s poem, “The Two Voices,” on pp. 41 -44.  (BEA)

975.799 SPI Beaufort, South Carolina : Pages from the Past by Gerhard Spieler. (ALL)    

791.43 CHA Charlotte Forten’s mission [videorecording]. (HHI)  

REF 370 WIL I dare not fail : notable African American women educators by Mary Wilds. (BEA, BLU) 

371.1 JOU The journal of Charlotte L. Forten by Charlotte Forten (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI)

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