HBF: Dinner & A Lecture

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hbf-logo Historic Beaufort Foundation is presenting a photographic exhibit titled “Remnants of the Rice Culture: Agricultural History as Art” at the Verdier House Museum through March 31, 2017. The exhibit examines the Lowcountry’s rice fields and the history of their creation by slave labor through unique photographs by David Soliday.

A lecture on “Conquering the Lowcountry: The Role of Enslaved West Africans in South Carolina’s Rice Culture,” presented by Dr. Michael A. Allen will be held Monday, January 23 with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Dr.  Allen is the Community Partnership Specialist for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor with the National Park Service. He formerly worked at Fort Sumter National Monument and is now working on a Park Service study to tell the story of Reconstruction.

South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Major Grant.

Learn more!

Image: David Soliday, Combahee-Tubman High

 

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