The earthquake of August 31, 1886, with three epicenters in Charleston, was the strongest earthquake to ever hit the east coast of the U.S. Almost every building in the city was damaged. The earthquake struck just as Jim Crow politics emerged. The suspenseful stories intertwine with vivid portraits of volatile social times and a city in anguish and devastation. This is the 125th anniversary of the Charleston earthquake.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.