The Georgetown County Library will present the DigiBridge Lecture Series in July and August as part of a larger effort to record presentations by humanities scholars to document Georgetown County’s deep and diverse history and culture. This programming was supported by funding from a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, www.schumanities.org. Funding for the Bridge Grants was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.
As part of the DigiBridge series, Georgetown County Library has contracted with ten local independent scholars to record programming on diverse aspects of Georgetown County history, including various elements of its Gullah heritage, maritime history, ghostlore, the story of a notable female indigo planter, and several important African American Georgetonian voices.
Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m.: Elizabeth Huntsinger, “Georgetown Historic Ghostlore”
Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m.: Steve Williams, “‘Stoney the Road We Trod’: Twelve Notable Black Georgetonians”
Thursday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m.: Vanessa Greene, “A Continuum of Spirits: A Pictorial Presentation of Gullah Life in Georgetown County”
Tuesday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m.: Vennie Deas Moore, “Travel Winyah Bay: The Historic Waters of Georgetown’s Winyah Bay”
Thursday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m.: Justin McIntyre, “The History of the Battleship USS South Carolina, America’s First Dreadnought”
Tuesday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m.: Marilyn Hemingway, “Continuing the March for Social and Economic Justice in Georgetown County”
Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m.: Zenobia Washington Harper, “The Gullah Dream Keeper”
Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m.: Bud Hill, “Indigo Girl Eliza Lucas Pinckney: One of the Most Influential Women in American History”
Thursday, August 20 at 2:00 p.m.: Laura Herriott, “The History of Wilma’s Cottage on Sandy Island”
Tuesday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m. OR Thursday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m.: Dedric Bonds: “The Legacy of Georgetown’s Committee for African American History Observances (CAAHO)”
GCLS Director Dwight McInvaill said, “We are indeed grateful for the stalwart support of SC Humanities. This generous grant has enabled us to continue our humanities programming throughout our mainly rural, diverse, and small-town county.”
The Georgetown County Library of South Carolina was founded in January 1799. It features many of its historical images and documents at the website http://www.gcdigital.org. For the latest events and news about the library, visit our website at http://georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov. The Georgetown County Library won the National Medal for Library Service in 2007 for community service. It consists of 4 branches.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.