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"Young black and white South Carolinians—in a time of segregation—put their lives on the line to defy the state’s white establishment and create a genuine musical legacy. An irony is that South Carolina’s government officials made the shag and beach music the official dance and music of the state without even understanding or noting it’s remarkable historical significance.

Over the years, the state’s music and dance has almost completely been co-opted by Southern whites, leaving a new generation of blacks unaware of the cultural phenomenon they helped create. It is sad that many young blacks in South Carolina have rejected beach music and the shag because they think the music has white-only roots. Years of racism and a lack of education have helped erase one of South Carolina’s most notable creative accomplishments.

I chose the title ‘Whitewash’ for this book because only after researching these stories did I learn that each continues to live and remain fiercely unresolved for a reason. Elaborate efforts have been made to distort and misrepresent each story and to omit it from the state’s official history. Perhaps the reason for this, I found, is because these stories share cultural attributes that go back to the antebellum South: stubbornness, pride, honor, and denial. Each has a leading role in this book."

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South Carolina native Frank Beacham is a New York City-based writer and media producer. A former journalist, Beacham was executive producer of the feature film, "Cradle Will Rock," and is co-author the new play, "Maverick." He was co-producer of "Theatre of the Imagination: Radio Stories by Orson Welles & the Mercury Theatre."

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