Ralph Steele

Magazine Personal Reflections

In the Lineage of Sister Mary

I was born on Pawleys Island. The real island, off the coast of South Carolina, was all white people. No blacks were allowed. We lived in the swamps, in the woods on the opposite shore. But we called it Pawleys Island anyway. Our community was made up of villes—Parkersville, Maryville, Plantersville—like African villages. We spoke […]

By Ralph Steele
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