30 January 2013

Jubilee of Freedom

Beaufort County Historical Society, Coastal States Bank and the Mitchelville Preservation Project will present Jubilee of Freedom commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation at the University Performing Arts Center, 6 pm, Thursday, Jan. 31st. 

This historical document was read in Beaufort on Jan, 1, 1863, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was passed by the House of Representatives on Jan. 31, 1863.

Cast members for the event include, Dr. Stephen Wise, Dr. Lawrence Rowland, Anita Singleton-Prather (Aunt Pearlie of Gullah Kinfolk), Evelene Stevenson (Spirit of Old Beaufort), Mary Legree, Dave Smoot, Erika Pyle, Peter Ovens, Darryl Murphy  and Marcus Humphrey.

Tickets are $20 and $15 for Beaufort County Historical Society members/seniors/and students. Tickets are available by calling the USCB Performing Arts Center at 843-521-4145.

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