Dr. Louis Venters

Dr. Louis Venters poses for a photo.

Dr. Louis Venters

Professor of History

Office: FH 273
Phone: 843-661-1593


Dr. Venters began teaching at Francis Marion in 2007. He is a co-author of the award-winning public history study “African Americans in Camden, South Carolina” (2006), No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina’s Bahá’i Community (University Press of Florida, 2015) and A History of the Bahá’i Faith in South Carolina (The History Press, 2019). He is particularly interested in the history of race, religion, and social change in the United States, as well as issues of rural and urban planning and the intersection of cultural and environmental stewardship. A Pee Dee native, he has lived and traveled extensively in Africa, Central America, and Europe.


PhD, University of South Carolina, 2010

Courses Taught: 

U.S. History since 1877

The New South, 1865 to the Present

History of Black Americans Since 1865

African History

South Carolina History