Posted by: Nic Butler, Ph.D. | 9 April 2013

April Events

Please Join public historian Nic Butler for a program or three at the Charleston County Public Library this April:

Wednesday, April 10th: “The Color of Music 7: Charleston’s Black Musicians in the Civil War

When South Carolina mobilized for war in 1861, our troops included dozens of black musicians attached to the Charleston militia. As Confederate veterans after the war, they started their own bands and paved the way for the advent of jazz a generation later.This is the penultimate lecture in an eight-part series.

Wednesday, April 17th: Poetry in Charleston’s Early Newspapers

The advent of a local newspaper press in Charleston in 1732 provided a vehicle for the publication of South Carolina’s earliest known poetry. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, local writers used the press to publicize their favorite works from England and to share their own poetic creations in comic, heroic, and pathetic verse.

Wednesday, April 24th: “A Brief History of Broughton’s Battery, 1736–1784

Read more about this program at the blog of the Mayor’s Walled City Task Force.

These programs will be held in CCPL’s 2nd Floor Classroom at 6:00 p.m. As always, they’re free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Nic Butler at butlern[at]


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