The Revolution of 1719: The First Coup in South Carolina History

When: Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Main Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun Street, 29401

On December 21st, 1719, frustration with a lack of support from South Carolina's Lords Proprietors led a group of Lowcountry men to stage a political coup in Charleston that changed the course of South Carolina's history. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a review of the causes of South Carolina's first "revolution" and the subsequent efforts to "royalize" the colony.

 

Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in the Early History of Charleston

When: Wednesday, January 22nd 2020, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Main Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun Street, 29401

Modern Charleston County is a diverse community whose members embrace a variety of religious traditions. Contrary to some reports, however, the early inhabitants of the South Carolina Lowcountry did not enjoy the freedom of conscience that we take for granted today. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of the history of religious tolerance and intolerance in the Charleston area, from the arrival of the first colonists to the South Carolina Constitution of 1790.