April 22, 2017 A Black Flute Player in Charlestown, South Carolina, 1856 This was part of a series of illustrations of slave life in the South. This black flute player clearly played an important part in the musical life of Charleston. The Illustrated London News, 27 September 1856. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.