Uncertain Times: Homefront 1865

Event Details

Date: April 10, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm—1:00 pm
Location: Historic Brattonsville

Event Description:

"Uncertain Times: Homefront 1865" consists of three presentations: theatrical portrayals by FREED - Female RE-Enactors of Distinction, and two interactive living history programs.

FREED performances - April 10 at 12 p.m.
on Historic Brattonsville's Facebook page and Culture & Heritage Museums' YouTube channel

Time Travel Tuesdays Zoom interactive webinars - April 6 and 13 at 10 a.m. 
Register for free at http://chmuseums.org/virtual-programs/During the largest and most destructive conflict in the United States, the Homefront awaited amid foreboding uncertainty. At the time, there were 80 enslaved African Americans on the Brattonsville plantation; with the absence of any guarantee of freedom, how would the American Civil War’s outcome impact their lives? How would the women on the plantation fare with the men away on the battlefields?

FREED’s presentations consists of theatrical portrayals of five African American women from across the nation who stepped up with courageous acts and mighty voices in the fight against slavery.

- Patricia Tyson as Hallie Quinn Brown, an illustrious educator
- Ruby M. Thomas as Amanda Berry Smith, the singing pilgrim
- Judy Williams as Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, a singer known as the Black Swan
- Lavonda Broadnax as poetess Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
- Bobbie Coles as the Nameless Faceless Woman of the Civil War.

Time Travel Tuesdays living history programs depict what life was like for those living on the Brattonsville plantation during the American Civil War. Register for the free Zoom webinars at http://chmuseums.org/virtual-programs/. Programs premiere live on April 6 and 13, at 10 a.m. EST on Historic Brattonsville's Facebook page.

“Uncertain Times: Homefront 1865” is supported by a Mini Grant from South Carolina Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging, and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.