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September 2018

Policing Charleston during the Era of Slavery: 1670-1865 by Nic Butler

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 360, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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Sept. 25 | 6:00 p.m. | Addlestone Library Room 360 | FREE In a society once ruled by a white minority, the primary focus of law enforcement in early Charleston was to surveil and intimidate the enslaved black majority. Traditional policing practices, rooted in medieval English law and based on a shared community responsibility, were modified locally to address the New World circumstances created by the practice of race-based slavery. Join Dr. Nic Butler, a historian at Charleston County Public Library, for a survey of early policing practices in both urban and rural Charleston, and how the destructive legacy…

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October 2018

The Legacy of Slavery: Five Movements by: Kwame Nimako

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Education Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth St.
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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October 15 | 6:00 p.m. | Education Alumni Center| FREE     Using his concepts of ‘parallel lives’ and ‘intertwined belongings’ as a backdrop, Dr. Kwame Nimako will demonstrate in this lecture that the legacy of Atlantic slavery has given rise to five distinctively racialized movements on the subject of slavery. The five movements in question are remembrance and commemorations, reparations, anniversaries, museums, and the movement to combat so-called ‘modern’ slavery. At the forefront of the demands for remembrance/commemoration, anniversary and…

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“Last Seen”: Finding Family after Slavery

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addlestone Library, Room 227, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, 29401 United States
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      October 17 | 6:00 p.m. | Addlestone Library Room 227 | FREE   "Last Seen": Finding Family after Slavery offers researchers a tool for telling family stories of separation and survival during slavery, emancipation, and the Civil War. It offers easy access to digitized "Information Wanted" advertisements placed in newspapers by former slaves and United States Colored Troops searching for family members lost by sale, flight, or enlistment.  The ads mention family members, often by name, but also…

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Southern Foodways featuring Dr. Psyche Williams Forson

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addlestone Library, 360, 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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October 23 | 6:00 p.m. | Addlestone Library Room 360 | FREE This discussion will provide the audience a historical outlook of the Lowcountry region and its relationship to as was well as denoting the challenges and solutions. The speakers will be a representative of local farmers, scholars, and chefs, who will bring their perspectives on foodways, water, social justice, and sustainability.

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