The architecture of downtown Charleston, S.C., is modeled after its sister colony, Bridgetown, Barbados. Many of Charleston's first settlers were white voyagers and black slaves from the island. Kenya Downs for NPR hide caption

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From Crape Myrtles To Long Houses, Charleston Is A 'Big Barbados'

This South Carolina city has its architectural and economic roots in the Caribbean.

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