TIL about the Turks of South Carolina, a community that traces its lineage back to Joseph Benenhaley, or Yusef Ben Ali, an Ottoman Turk refugee who fought in the American Revolutionary War, and whose members were discriminated against as “second-class citizens” in the segregated South.

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/tracing-mysterious-turks-of-south-carolina-back-revolutionary-war-180970383/

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