Jim Rumph (1810 - 1912)

Shared History tells the story of the relationship that developed between my family–the descendants of slave owners–and the descendants of enslaved African Americans.  The film explores the almost 300-year connection between these two groups at Woodlands, also known as the Simms place, a South Carolina ante-bellum plantation.  Continue reading

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We have a new brochure about all the ways to experience the Maria Rogers Oral History Program interviews on the internet. For example, did you know that:

  • there are two playlists of Maria Rogers Oral History Program interview videos on the Boulder Public Library’s YouTube channel: MROHP Shorts and MROHP Interviews? Play one or play them all!
  • We have oral history podcasts on our own iTunes page?
  • You can print out a form to order your own copies of oral histories?

And, of course, you can visit our online archive 24/7.

And you can read (and even subscribe to) this blog.

Read all about it in this new brochure:

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Elliott “Junior” Manigault–Farming by the Moom

This video segment is from an interview with Elliott “Junior” Manigault (1925 – 2007) of Bamberg, SC, taken from the Shared History documentary video archives, which includes material not used in the documentary Shared History at Mr. Manigault was a farmer and descendant of Jim Rumph, the slave foreman at Woodlands Plantation in South Carolina. He farmed the Rumph family land as well as property at Woodlands and worked for the Bamberg Highway Department.

Mr Manigault talks about some of the old ways of using signs when farming such as using the phases of the moon to predict rain.

To access the entire video, contact the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina. Visit http:/ for more information.