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May 16, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will soon kick off its 2017 Summer Reading Programs, which run from June 1 through July 31 and feature hundreds of free events and fun prizes for participants of all ages.
May 12, 2017
May is National Bike month, so all across the United States bicycle advocates are staging events to raise awareness about topics like bike safety, bicycle rights and responsibilities, as well as promoting recreation on two wheels. In this era of ...
April 27, 2017
This week we’re travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the topic of Germans immigrants in the early days of our community.
Now hold on a minute—I know there are some listeners out there saying “well, I’m not really interested in Ger...
April 20, 2017
In the past two episodes we’ve focused on the “normal” legal parameters that shaped the lives of women in early South Carolina, but the legal rights and “disabilities” of enslaved women, free women of color, and Native American women i...
April 14, 2017
In our last episode, we began to survey the rights and “disabilities” (to use an old legal term) that framed the lives of women in the first century of South Carolina. In this episode we consider the antiquated options for marriage dissoluti...
April 14, 2017
Boston King and John Kizell may not be familiar names in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, but these two men lived heroic lives that deserve to be remembered. Both King and Kizell escaped slavery in the Charleston area during the American Rev...
April 7, 2017
This week we’re traveling back in Lowcountry history to talk about women. Every March we celebrate women’s history month, and in the past I’ve presented some programs on various aspects of this topic around the community. Rather than profili...
March 31, 2017
Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history in search of something to drink. Time travel can make a body thirsty, you know. Let’s imagine that we’re traveling back to colonial South Carolina, that is, sometime between the arrival ...
March 23, 2017
We’ve followed the adventures of John Laurens from his childhood in Charleston to the America siege of British-held Yorktown, and now we conclude this dramatic story by tracing the last ten months of his tragically short life. Award-winning ...
March 16, 2017
This week we continue our narrative adventure through the life of John Laurens (1754–1782), with comparisons to his portrayal in the hit musical, Hamilton.
We rejoin the story in the early months of 1778, after John has asked his father, ...