Invisible Founders: How Two Centuries of African American Families Transformed a Plantation Into a College

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Author Lynn Rainville, former Dean of SBC.  For over two decades she has studied the lives of exceptional, yet overlooked, Americans.  Hardcover, 218 pages.  Illustrated.

Literal and metaphorical excavations at SBC reveal how African American labor enabled the transformation of SB Plantation into a private women's college in 1906, founded by and for white women.  This volume challenges our ideas of what a college "founder" is, restoring African American narratives to their deserved and central place in the store of a single institution - one that serves as a microcosm of the American South.