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Bernard Powers

professor, history, College of Charleston, SC

Dr. Bernard Powers received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1982. His major work is *Black Charlestonians: A Social History 1822-1885*, (University of Arkansas Press,1994). which won a Choice Award for Best Academic Books in 1995. His article "Community Evolution and Race Relations in Reconstruction Charleston, S.C." was selected as one of the "Three Articles From A Century of Excellence" Centennial Volume 1900-2000 of *The South Carolina Historical Magazine 101* (July 2000): 214-233. He is presently conducting research on the history of the A.M.E. Church in South Carolina.