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Susanna Ashton’s Slave narratives book – Thursday, Feb 24

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The Hub City bookstore (map) is hosting a talk by Susanna Ashton on her Slave narratives book. The talk will be Thursday February 24th at 5:30pm. Susanna Ashton is credited as editor of I Belong to South Carolina. More detail below the fold:

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Lunch and Learn Spartanburg for June 25th

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Lunch & Learn Spartanburg

June 25, 2010

12:30-1:30 pm

Spartanburg Regional History Museum presents Dr. Lawrence Allen Heavrin: An Autobiography – A model for setting down the records of one’s life

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Book on the Brice Family Available

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Here’s another note that I’ve received in the last month and wanted to share with you:

New 317 page book on the Brice Family of Fairfield County, SC who came over
from Ireland ca 1785 and related families: Boyce, Brice, Caldwell, Clowney,
Douglass, Gaston, Simonton, Strong, etc. Genealogy goes back to Robert the
Bruce 1065 in Scotland. Many pictures in color with history of Brice’s
Crossroads Civil War Battle.

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Spartanburg County History Autobiography

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The following was forwarded to me last month and I wanted to share it here:

LAWRENCE ALLEN HEAVRIN AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY a two volume book is now available for purchase online. Tom Johnson, PHD, Librarian Emeritus University of South Carolina, Columbia has written the following review.

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Greer Heritage Museum – Black History Month Event

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Just received this via email and am posting it immediately since it’s scheduled for tomorrow.

The Greer Heritage Museum at 106 S. Main St. announces its programs for Black History Month during February. Unless noted the programs run during the regular hours of 10 am to 4 pm.

February 27 Fashion Show courtesy of Gregory’s Boutique: The show will feature traditional African dress to current fashions from Gregory’s Boutique on W. Poinsett St. Included will be models showing the hats worn at African American churches on Sundays.

For children there is a scavenger hunt to locate artifacts related to Greer’s black history.

There is no admittance fee to the museum. All programs are free. For information, call the museum at 864-877-3377.

Press contact: Director Joada Hiatt 877-4626 or Program Coordinator Maria Dowell 268-5073.

Manse – Interesting figure in South Carolina Reconstruction History

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

A Greenville tv report is mentioning a local author (Upstate SC) having his book read from this week on NPR. The book is Manse: (One Man’s War) : A Biography Based on the Life and Legend of Manson Sherrill Jolly

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New Featured Books section

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Here, just as on the North Carolina site, I’m adding a new section to the categories. Featured books Read the rest of this entry »