Liberty & Resistance: The History of Reconstruction Era York County

Event Details

Date: November 24, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm—7:00 pm
Location: Historic Brattonsville

Event Description:


Ages 15 & up

The Lecture Series:  Includes the book Freedom on Trial, a three-part series of instructional Zoom webinars led by Zach Lemhouse, staff historian for the Culture & Heritage Museums, and digital class notes.

The seminar series examines the Reconstruction era (1865-1877) in and around York County, South Carolina.  The Series will be broken into three  parts: 1. The beginning of Reconstruction (Nov. 10th) 2. The life & legacy of James Williams (Nov. 17th) 3. The End of Reconstruction (Nov. 24th)

The Book:  Highlighting forgotten Black and white civil rights pioneers and weaving in the story of the author's own great-grandfather's crimes as a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Freedom on Trial by Scott Farris tells a gripping story of a moment pregnant with promise when race relations in the United States might have taken a dramatically different turn.

Pickup:  Here is how it works:  Once you place your order and receive confirmation of your purchase, you may pick up your book at the Museum of York County store during regular business hours.  This option is encouraged for those who want to ensure they receive their book prior to the date of the first webinar.

If you need to have your book shipped please click the category member registration & book shipping fee or non-member registration & book shipping fee.

For those who choose to ship their book, we will ship your order via USPS promptly after your order is received, but we cannot guarantee delivery by a specific date.

NOTE:  This lecture series contains descriptions of racial violence

Cost is $30.00 if you are a Culture & Heritage Member
$40.00 if you are not a member

Pre-registration is required for members and non-members and is non-refundable
Limited tickets are available 

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