Liberty Week in South Carolina

The South Carolina Historical Society will highlight South Carolina’s role in the American Revolution through several special events during Liberty Week: Saturday, June 25 – Saturday, July 2. Scholar Dr. Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy will speak in Camden and Edgefield, and several other special events will take place. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in April 2016.

South Carolina has long commemorated “Carolina Day” and the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, which took place days before the Declaration of Independence was signed. The South Carolina Historical Society will enhance several existing events as well as presenting two public lecture programs about the American Revolution in South Carolina.

Dr. Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy from the University of Virginia is the author of The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire. He will speak in Edgefield on Wednesday, June 29 and in Camden on Thursday, June 30. Additionally, there is a celebration of Carolina Day at Middleton Place in Charleston on Saturday, June 25, and there will be a history fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston on Saturday, July 2. More information about these events can be found on the South Carolina Historical Society website:

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 22-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.

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