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Esau Jenkins, a major leader in Charleston SC.
Esau Jenkins, a major leader in Charleston SC.
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: The American Storyteller
Esau Jenkins and the Moving Star Hall Singers: You Must Have That Pure Religion (1983)
Esau Jenkins and the Moving Star Hall Singers: You Must Have That Pure Religion (1983)
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: Alan Lomax Archive
Early Civil Rights history: Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club (video one of four)
Early Civil Rights history: Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club (video one of four)
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: Noble Belton
Esau Jenkins Talking
Esau Jenkins Talking
Published: 2015/05/19
Channel: Esau Jenkins - Topic
"LOVE IS PROGRESS, HATE IS EXPENSIVE" The Esau Jenkins Bus Send-off to the Smithsonian Museum
"LOVE IS PROGRESS, HATE IS EXPENSIVE" The Esau Jenkins Bus Send-off to the Smithsonian Museum
Published: 2014/06/24
Channel: Corie Hipp
The Israelites: ESAU says White People Are Going to HELL
The Israelites: ESAU says White People Are Going to HELL
Published: 2016/12/31
Channel: IUIC Ohio
Kenneka Jenkins new pictures release Esau has been exposed once again
Kenneka Jenkins new pictures release Esau has been exposed once again
Published: 2017/10/21
Channel: Young Gad
Esau and Janie B. Jenkins Family Send off
Esau and Janie B. Jenkins Family Send off
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: Corie Hipp
H.O.I. : The Religion Of Loving Esau
H.O.I. : The Religion Of Loving Esau
Published: 2017/10/07
Channel: Awaken Israel
H.O.I. : Esau
H.O.I. : Esau's Characteristics/The" Moonlight" Movie Agenda
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Awaken Israel
Talk: Esau Jenkins
Talk: Esau Jenkins
Published: 2015/05/30
Channel: Moving Star Hall Singers - Topic
Early Civil Rights history: Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club (video four of four)
Early Civil Rights history: Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club (video four of four)
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: Noble Belton
CAIN & ABEL/ESAU & JACOB/THE WHITE MAN & NEGROES:HE WAS A MURDERER FROM THE BEGINNING - ISUPK
CAIN & ABEL/ESAU & JACOB/THE WHITE MAN & NEGROES:HE WAS A MURDERER FROM THE BEGINNING - ISUPK
Published: 2016/05/30
Channel: ISUPK CHICAGO
The Israelites: Pope Tyrone Jenkins Meets The Prophets!!!
The Israelites: Pope Tyrone Jenkins Meets The Prophets!!!
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: IUICATLANTABURNING
Esau Jenkins Talking
Esau Jenkins Talking
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Esau Jenkins - Topic
The Israelites: Proof Esau Is The Cave Man Of The Earth!!!  (Dan.4:17)
The Israelites: Proof Esau Is The Cave Man Of The Earth!!! (Dan.4:17)
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: IUICATLANTABURNING
Esau Jenkins Bus Sendoff....
Esau Jenkins Bus Sendoff....
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: beebe617
Disassembling of the Esau Jenkins Bus
Disassembling of the Esau Jenkins Bus
Published: 2016/08/31
Channel: Corie Hipp
Alt-Right Christian Apologetic Finds Out He Is ESAU-IDUMEAN-EDOM!!!
Alt-Right Christian Apologetic Finds Out He Is ESAU-IDUMEAN-EDOM!!!
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: IUICATLANTABURNING
Early Civil Rights history: Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club (video three of four)
Early Civil Rights history: Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club (video three of four)
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: Noble Belton
Esau Jenkins Talking about Spirituals
Esau Jenkins Talking about Spirituals
Published: 2014/03/12
Channel: MG Team 8 The Team
Early Civil Rights history: Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club (video two of four)
Early Civil Rights history: Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club (video two of four)
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: Noble Belton
The Unveiling of Esau Jenkins
The Unveiling of Esau Jenkins' Bus
Published: 2014/06/02
Channel: Corie Hipp
Bertha Smith and the Moving Star Hall Singers: Eli, Eli (Somebody Call Eli) (1983)
Bertha Smith and the Moving Star Hall Singers: Eli, Eli (Somebody Call Eli) (1983)
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: Alan Lomax Archive
GGTV Ep 164 Esau Jenkins Bus Send Off!
GGTV Ep 164 Esau Jenkins Bus Send Off!
Published: 2014/06/02
Channel: Gullah Geechee Nation
Esau Jenkins
Esau Jenkins
Published: 2016/02/16
Channel: Bobolibrarian
The Descendants Of Jacob And Esau
The Descendants Of Jacob And Esau
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Douglas Butler
W.F.I.-Esau
W.F.I.-Esau's wickedness exposed once and for all
Published: 2017/10/21
Channel: Adam Abbott
3258 Esau Jenkins Road, Johns Island, SC Presented by Tracy Hatchell.
3258 Esau Jenkins Road, Johns Island, SC Presented by Tracy Hatchell.
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: SearchALLPropertiesChannel
Esau Jenkins Top # 9 Facts
Esau Jenkins Top # 9 Facts
Published: 2015/11/01
Channel: Georgine
ESAU CAN NOT HIDE HIMSELF ANYMORE !!!
ESAU CAN NOT HIDE HIMSELF ANYMORE !!!
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: GMStheWORKatwork !!!
Esau & Janie Jenkins Family Smithsonian Send Off
Esau & Janie Jenkins Family Smithsonian Send Off
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: Charleston County School District
Kenneka Jenkins! The Pic And The Verdict! My Thoughts.
Kenneka Jenkins! The Pic And The Verdict! My Thoughts.
Published: 2017/10/21
Channel: #teamrebel rebelah
Benjamin Bligen and the Moving Star Hall Singers: Let That Liar Alone (1983)
Benjamin Bligen and the Moving Star Hall Singers: Let That Liar Alone (1983)
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: Alan Lomax Archive
THE END OF A FOUNDATION! EDOM: AND JACOB THE NEW.
THE END OF A FOUNDATION! EDOM: AND JACOB THE NEW.
Published: 2017/09/28
Channel: lions roar
Janie Hunter and the Moving Star Hall Singers: Jonah (1983)
Janie Hunter and the Moving Star Hall Singers: Jonah (1983)
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: Alan Lomax Archive
Ruth "Tootsie" Bligen and the Moving Star Hall Singers: I
Ruth "Tootsie" Bligen and the Moving Star Hall Singers: I'm Going to Trust In the Lord (1983)
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: Alan Lomax Archive
H.O.I. : Esau
H.O.I. : Esau's Rant & Confession
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: Awaken Israel
ESAU WANTS TO MANUFACTURE THE SPIRIT
ESAU WANTS TO MANUFACTURE THE SPIRIT
Published: 2017/11/04
Channel: gmsSFdiscussion
Moving stall hall
Moving stall hall
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: Abraham Jenkins
Edmund Jenkins-From Slavery to Lawman
Edmund Jenkins-From Slavery to Lawman
Published: 2012/02/11
Channel: The American Storyteller
ATLANTA FEEDBACK FOR  A PIECE OF ME (MR. JENKINS)
ATLANTA FEEDBACK FOR A PIECE OF ME (MR. JENKINS)
Published: 2016/06/10
Channel: A Piece of Me: An Everyday Story -Movie
TD Jakes - NOTHING AS POWERFUL AS A CHANGED MIND
TD Jakes - NOTHING AS POWERFUL AS A CHANGED MIND
Published: 2014/03/24
Channel: TD JAKES TV
H.O.I. : Old Esau & His Boys
H.O.I. : Old Esau & His Boys
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: Awaken Israel
Been In The Storm So Long [Full Compilation]
Been In The Storm So Long [Full Compilation]
Published: 2013/05/03
Channel: Liabeuf Nicolas
Esau shows his horns as Israel gets Edified.
Esau shows his horns as Israel gets Edified.
Published: 2017/10/22
Channel: DTA144ELECT
Truth of God Broadcast 1061-1063 Wilmington DE Pastor Gino Jennings Raw Footage!
Truth of God Broadcast 1061-1063 Wilmington DE Pastor Gino Jennings Raw Footage!
Published: 2016/01/02
Channel: First Church Truth of God Broadcast
THE TRUTH ABOUT PREDESTINATION AND WHY GOD HATES ESAU AND LOVES JACOB
THE TRUTH ABOUT PREDESTINATION AND WHY GOD HATES ESAU AND LOVES JACOB
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: BROTHERDARYL
The Real Jews are Black! And Esau hates the truth!
The Real Jews are Black! And Esau hates the truth!
Published: 2017/09/27
Channel: SonsofYahawah SonsofYahawah
The Israelites: Esau Doing His Job
The Israelites: Esau Doing His Job
Published: 2013/11/14
Channel: IUIC Memphis, Tn
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Esau Jenkins (July 3, 1910 - October 30, 1972) was a South Carolina Afro-American Human Rights leader, businessman, and community organizer. He was the founder and moving spirit of many organizations and institutions which helped improved the political, educational, housing, health and economic conditions of his fellows.

Jenkins grew up during the times of segregation, when educational opportunities were not available to him - but he knew the importance of education and was determined that his children and those of others would not be denied. In the 1940s, Esau and his wife Janie used their money from farming and selling produce to purchase several buses. These buses were used to transport their own children and others on the Sea Islands to school in Charleston and thus further their education. In 1951, he was instrumental in the establishment of Haut Gap High School on Johns Island, so all children on the island would have the educational opportunity to better themselves. Today, Haut Gap is an advance studies magnet middle school.

Jenkins’ buses also transported workers to jobs in the Charleston area. During the bus rides, Jenkins and his wife would teach their adult passengers the information needed to pass the literacy exam, so they could become registered voters. Jenkins realized that he wanted to educate and reach more people, so he started the Citizenship School on the island's Progressive Club (listed in 2007 on the National Register of Historic Places ). The Progressive Club was a co-op started in 1948 by Jenkins and other families on Johns Island. Notable individuals participated in workshops including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others. The co-op housed a community grocery store, gas station, day care, classroom space and allowed residents to trade goods and services to help each other in times of need. The school was so effective that it served as the model for other citizenship schools established throughout the South to teach adult education, basic literacy and political education classes and workshops, resulting in thousands of citizens becoming registered voters.

Jenkins created the Citizens Committee of Charleston and founded the C.O. Federal Credit Union in 1966. This credit union helped to further the economic advancement of the community. Residents were able to secure low-interest loans to purchase homes, businesses, vehicles and even send their children to college.

Jenkins was also one of the founders of the Rural Mission. This initiative provided services for migrant and seasonal workers on the island.

Before his death in 1972, Jenkins chartered the Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care Corporation. Which provides low-income housing, a nursing home and a comprehensive health care center for the Sea Island residents.

Jenkins and his wife owned and operated a fruit and vegetable stand, a fleet of buses, a motel and restaurant in Charleston, SC and also in Atlantic Beach, SC.

The story of Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club will be included in the permanent exhibit titled, “Defining Freedom, Defending Freedom: The era of segregation” in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Jenkins was known for his iconic Volkswagen van he personally used for his work in the community and throughout the South. Two panels of his VW van, with his motto: “Love is Progress, Hate is Expensive” will be on display.

The Smithsonian, the Jenkins family, and the Preservation Society of Charleston hosted the van artifacts send off to the Smithsonian on June 1, 2014. This event was included in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and several hundred attended. All local Charleston news outlets covered the story via interviews and articles about the event.

Jenkins died on October 30, 1972. His funeral was officiated by the Rev. Ralph Abernathy. After his death many institutions, programs, a bridge and a street were named for him.

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