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 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

Helping Teach South Carolina History With Picture Books

Helping Teach South Carolina History With Picture Books Presented by Kate Salley Palmer. Kate has written four picture books about our state’s history: Palmetto – Symbol of Courage, about the famous Revolutionary War battle that inspired the color and symbols on our beautiful state flag; Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox, the story of … Read more

The Importance of South Carolina During the American Revolutionary War

The Importance of South Carolina During the American Revolutionary War Presented by Aliene Shields Humphries. There is much more to the role of South Carolina than just what happened on the battlefield! In this presentation, Aliene Humphries talks about the fascinating but little-known stories of the Revolutionary War’s Southern Campaigns both on and off the battlefield. … Read more