Lavinia C. Thompson – The Personal Story of Slavery and Civil War in South Carolina

A virtual genealogy webinar led by Dr. Walter Curry, this presentation will tell the story of Lavinia C. Thompson’s slavery and survival during the Civil War. Born enslaved on June 3rd, 1844, in Aiken County, Lavinia would follow her master into battle in the Civil War, serving the Confederate army as a cook. Six decades later, she would be among about 100 black South Carolinians who received small pensions for their involuntary service to the Confederate cause.

Sponsored by the International African American Museum Center for Family History with support from SC Humanities
Location: International African American Museum Center for Family History, 14 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Open to the public, REGISTER HERE
Info: 843-936-1767


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