Lowcountry Literacy: A Legacy of Three Centuries of Cultural Obstacles

When: Saturday, August 4th, 2018 - 1:15 p.m.

Where: Meeting Room B, Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street, 29401

In the years between the founding of the Carolina colony in 1670 and the beginning of integrated public education in the 1960s, a number of cultural factors conspired to keep literacy rates low in the Lowcountry. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of historical attitudes and obstacles that impacted the majority of the local population, including females, African Americans, and immigrants.