The Swamp Fox, Chautauqua History Alive Talk

Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss South Carolina’s native son, Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox – with Dr. Christine Swager – retired USC Columbia professor, storyteller and author of five award winning books on the Revolutionary War Southern Campaign.
Time to separate the myth from the man. Francis Marion’s devastating guerilla warfare earned him the title of “Swamp Fox.” Although virtually in a sea of enemies, Marion and militia leaders Thomas Sumter and Andrew Pickens kept resistance alive in South Carolina until the Continental Army could recapture the region.

Francis Marion was the unquestioned leader of, as Dr. Walter Edger pointed out, “a ragged band of both black and white volunteers” who just kept fighting until the Revolution was won. – Let’s talk about it.

This event is NOT a costumed performance. (Francis Marion will be performed by Ken Johnston in the Chautauqua History Alive Festival June 15 -24.)

FREE event and parking

Location: Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601

Website: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org