The Cherokee Trail of Tears

The Cherokee Trail of Tears Presented by Alice Taylor-Colbert. The Cherokee Trail of Tears story is one of political discord and ensuing tragedy as Cherokees faced removal from their homeland in the 1830s.  However, the story begins with wars between South Carolina and the Cherokee Lower Towns in the 1700s.  By examining the viewpoints of … Read more

Brethren of Spade & Pruning Knife: The Naturalists & the Carolinas

Brethren of Spade & Pruning Knife: The Naturalists & the Carolinas Presented by Ruth Miller. This presentation tells a story of international trade, natural history, and science from the days of exploration & colonization. This was a time of transfer, the movement of people, animals and plants; it is the Age of the Natural Historians … Read more

The Surprising Story of Charleston and the Carolina LowCountry

The Surprising Story of Charleston and the Carolina LowCountry Presented by Ruth Miller. Bringing a conference or organization to Charleston? Introduce our city and the Carolina LowCountry with this entertaining, educational talk. Ruth Miller’s program is not “What to see and do,” but rather, sets the historic scene, making your stay here both interesting and … Read more

Blue, Red, & Black: African Americans and the Revolutionary War

Blue, Red, & Black: African Americans and the Revolutionary War Presented by Donald West. **Donald West requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. What role did black people play in the quest for liberty? This presentation and PowerPoints of period artwork, illustrations, and historical documentation addressing the little-known, … Read more

The African Slave Trade (Atlantic and Indian Oceans)

The African Slave Trade (Atlantic and Indian Oceans) Presented by Donald West. **Donald West requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. Between 750-1890, Africans were forcefully removed from the continent to places throughout the Islamic world and the Americas. Donald West addresses this historical period with the support … Read more

The Battle of Kings Mountain: First Link in a Chain

The Battle of Kings Mountain: First Link in a Chain Presented by Melissa Walker. In October 1780, backcountry men from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia marched over the mountains to confront British commander Patrick Ferguson who had threatened to lay waste to their homes “with fire and sword.” British General Henry Clinton … Read more

Chaos in the Backcountry: The American Revolution as a Civil War

Chaos in the Backcountry: The American Revolution as a Civil War Presented by Melissa Walker. The American Revolution in the South is the South’s forgotten war, and it was a true civil war. Much of the fighting in the South took place in the southern backcountry, that frontier area 50-200 miles from the coast, and … Read more