As a scholar of African diaspora history, southern U.S. history, and public history, my research and practice focus on the histories of race, religion, and social change in the United States; issues of equity and sustainability in rural and urban planning; heritage tourism, historical memory, and the intersection of cultural and environmental stewardship; and the empowerment of young people and historically disadvantaged communities.


I am the author of two monographs and co-author of a number of public history reports, site studies, and exhibits. Here are some highlights:

Author, A History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina (2019)
Contributor, The Baha'i Faith and African American History (2018)
Consulting historian, The Green Book of South Carolina (2017)
Consulting historian, Louis G. Gregory Baha'i Museum (2017)
Principal researcher & author, Francis Marion Trail Commission Driving Tour (2011)
Author, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community (2015)
Co-author, Florence C. Benson Elementary School Nomination (2009)
Principal researcher & author, proposed West End Mill Village interpretive trail (2006)
Co-author, The Camden African American Heritage Project (2006)

© 2019 by Louis Venters

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