Lead: In 1562 a group of French Protestants, called Huguenots, led by naval officer Jean Ribaut, attempted a settlement on the Sea Islands of South Carolina but abandoned it in less than a year.

                 Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                 Content: Forty-five years before the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, Huguenots, fleeing persecution for their faith, attempted to establish a colony in the South. Jean Ribaut determined conditions were favorable on present day Parris Island, South Carolina. There they built Charlesfort named after the French king.