Join the South Carolina Archives & History Foundation for our Spring Speaker Series. The three-part lecture is free for members of the SCAHF and $10.00 per lecture for non-members. Pre-registration is recommended.
Registration and Socail open at 6pm.
FEBRUARY 11: Virtue of Cain, From Slave to Senator
Speaker: Kevin M Cherry, Sr. Great-great-grand son of Senator Lawrence Cain
Virtue of Cain focuses on the short but extraordinary life of Reconstruction era Senator Lawrence Cain of Edgefield, South Carolina. He was considered an honorable and virtuous man and helped shape South Carolina politics between 1865 and 1877 as one of the leaders of the Radical Republican movement. He rose above numerous obstacles to go from slave to state senator.
MARCH 10: The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina, 1670-1720
Speaker: John Navin
John Navin is a professor of history at Coastal Carolina University where he teaches courses on the Colonial, Revolutionary, Early Republic, and Antebellum periods. He has published numerous articles about South Carolina and New England in the Colonial period, with special focus on community formation, gender, race, and conflict. Navin holds a master’s degree in American Studies from Boston College and a Ph.D. in history from Brandeis University.
The Grim Years is a graphic account of South Carolina’s tumultuous beginnings, when calamity, violence, and ruthless exploitation were commonplace. Navin reveals the hardships that were experienced by people of all ethnicities and all stations in life during the first half-century of South Carolina’s existence – years of misery caused by nature, pathogens, greed, and recklessness.
APRIL 14: Mapping a Revolution: Edward Crisp’s 1711 Map and the Revolution of 1719.
Speaker: Evan Spencer, SC Department of Archives and History
An overview of this popular, almost bloodless Revolution of 1719 that ended proprietary rule in South Carolina and thus began our journey to becoming a British royal colony and of the “Convention of the People” that was the foundation for future revolution in South Carolina and the nation. In conjunction with the current exhibit of the same name at the SC Department of Archives and History.
MAY 12: The Excavation of Castle Pinckney
Speaker: John Fisher, USC SC Institute of Archelogy and Anthropology
This small masonry fortification constructed by the United States government by 1810, in the harbor of Charleston, served as a prisoner-of-war camp and artillery position and in 1970 was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the latest on what has been discovered through excavation.