Edgewood: Stage of Southern History

The documentary Edgewood: Stage of Southern History will be screened on SCETV on September 16, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. The documentary examines the house “Edgewood,” built in 1829, and the lives of two famous women who lived there: Lucy Pickens and Eulalie Salley. SC Humanities supported this documentary through a Planning Grant in October 2008 and a Major Grant in February 2009.

Edgewood: Stage of Southern History will also have a public showing at the College of Charleston on Wednesday, September 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., followed by a discussion with two members of the filmmaking team: Dr. Maggi M. Morehouse and Judith Goodwin. The screening will take place in the Education Building, Room 118, at 25 Philip Street, Charleston.

Edgewood was originally built for secessionist governor Francis W. Pickens in Edgefield District. The structure has been physically moved twice, and it now houses the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of University Advancement at the University of South Carolina Aiken. In the 20th century, Edgewood was home to Eulalie Salley, a major activist and suffragette in South Carolina. Edgewood: Stage of Southern History tells the story of the house and its inhabitants from plantation and Civil War era to the Civil Rights movement. To learn more about the documentary Edgewood: Stage of Southern History, please visit the documentary website at: http://www.edgewoodfilm.com/.

To find your local SCETV station, please visit: http://scetv.org/about/regionals.cfm.

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