The Charleston Archive will be hosting two more lectures this January, and we hope you can attend.
“Emancipation Day Parades in Post-Civil-War Charleston”
For many years following the end of the war in 1865, the African-American citizens of Charleston celebrated their emancipation on the first day of January with parades, music, and political speeches. Newspaper descriptions of these annual festivities provide vivid insight into a tense period in our city’s history.
- Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m., 68 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor Classroom
“The Half-Moon Battery: A Brief History of a Charleston Landmark”
The brick half-moon battery below Charleston’s Old Exchange is the most visible and intact vestige of the city’s colonial fortifications. Constructed more than 300 years ago, it hosted some of the most colorful and gruesome episodes in Charleston’s history, and still holds a few mysteries to be solved.
- Wednesday, January 23d at 6:30 p.m., 68 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor Classroom
These events, as always, are free and open to the public. For more information, please call Dr. Nic Butler at (843) 805-6968, or email butlern[at]ccpl.org.