10 March 2014
09 March 2014
|From the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, NYPL|
Reminder: Queen Quet discusses what the civil rights movement meant to the Gullah Woman, Wed., March 12th at the St. Helena Branch Library beginning at 6 :00 pm. The presentation is free and open to ages 11+. Directions. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org; 255-6486.
06 March 2014
The Created Equal film and discussion series ends with a session devoted to the significance of Gullah/Geechee women upon our nation's history. The enstooled head of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, discusses the documentary "De Gullah/Geechee Ooman an De Right Ta Freedum!" on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00pm in the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd. The presentation is free and open to the public. Details: (843)255-6540, email@example.com
Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle series is a National Film project by the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. South Carolina based partners helping to bring the series to Beaufort County are South Carolina State University and Penn Center.
02 March 2014
|Angelina Grimke Weld and Sarah Grimke|
On March 5th, as part of the Created Equal film series, Penn Center is showing the documentary "Abolitionists" at 11 am in Frissell Hall. That evening, meet Clelia Peronneau McGowan, abolitionist and suffragist, as she is brought to life by her descendant, Kelly McGowan at St. Helena Branch Library at 6 pm.
On Thurs., March 20th, 2014, the Beaufort County Historical Society is hosting Dr. Amy Thompson McCandless, Dean of the Graduate School at the College of Charleston who will speak about these unlikely Charleston-born and reared sisters who became staunch advocates for abolition, civil rights, and women's rights. The lecture will occur at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive in Beaufort. A light lunch ($) will be served at 11:30 am. RSVP for the lunch to Linda Hoffman, 843-524-3942 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The free lecture is open to the public and will begin at Noon.
BTW: Author Thomas O. Lawton,Jr. who was born on the Grimke Plantation devotes a chapter of Upper St. Peter's Parish and Environs to its history. We have copies to share in the local history sections and in the Research Room.
01 March 2014
Although none of the official 2014 Honorees have direct connections to Beaufort District history, we have plenty "Women of Character, Courage and Commitment" to celebrate this month through this blog and our Facebook page. Stay tuned.