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 Centerdatabase (DISCUS, password required for access from home)

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

History Reference Centerdatabase, (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 FORTENA tribute to Charlotte Forten by Roberta Hughes Wright

SC B FORTENCharlotte Forten, Black and free by Polly Longsworth

Grimke, Charlotte Lottie Forten (1837-1914) [BDC Vertical File]

Grimke Family [BCD Vertical File]

SC 371.1 JOUThe Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke edited by Brenda Stevenson (BDC, HHI SC)

Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library:

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

975.799 SPIBeaufort, South Carolina : Pages from the Pastby Gerhard Spieler. (ALL)

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

REF 370 WILI dare not fail : notable African American women educatorsby Mary Wilds. (BEA, BLU)

371.1 JOUThe journal of Charlotte L. Fortenby Charlotte Forten (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI)

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