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Historic Charleston started out as Charles Town as it was a gift from the King of England Charles II to some of his friends. As Historic Charleston is located off of the Atlantic Ocean, this gave many people an opportunity to attack the city from the sea. Former colonists Spain and France were having difficulties allowing the English to settle this particular land, so the settlers found themselves in a position to need to defend themselves against the French and Spanish on many occasions. They also were subject to raids from pirates from time to time. The dangers did not just come from the sea because the indigenous people of the area also engaged the settlers in warfare.
Historic Charleston is one place where people will discover that very different groups of people have always co-existed. From its beginning, Historic Charleston was a welcoming place for groups of people who were not always welcome in other parts of the world. For this reason, French, Scottish, Irish, English and German Protestants and Catholics lived together in this area. So many churches still exist today that one of Historic Charleston’s nicknames is The Holy City. What visitors to the city will notice is that there are an abundance of steeples pointing toward the sky in the city’s skyline.
What is notable about Historic Charleston is that it has been just as welcoming to the Jewish population that began to settle there as it has been to the Christian populations. Because of this history, Historic Charleston is the city that has the first Orthodox synagogue to be built in the south. One synagogue built in 1749 is the fourth oldest Jewish house of worship in the U.S. The fact that Historic Charleston never persecuted Jews for practicing their faith made it possible for it to be the place where people could freely practice their religion in the manner they see fit.
Historic Charleston also has a population of those descended from people brought from Africa. These people were brought to the country to become servants at first but later on, the city became a major stopping point in the slave trade. It was in Historic Charleston that the civil rights movement brought together notable people including Coretta Scott King, Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew Young to be involved in one of the last marches in 1969. Since then, the elected officials have made it a point to encourage historic development throughout the city.