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Posted on: November 14, 2023

“Lynching’s Legacies” to be discussed as part of library civil rights series

black and white portrait of Mari Crabtree

“Lynching’s Legacies in the U.S. South” is the topic of a presentation that will be given by Mari N. Crabtree, Ph.D., at the Southern Georgetown Library on Thursday, Nov. 16. 

The presentation is part of a series taking place in conjunction with the “Justice For All: South Carolina and the Civil Rights Movement” traveling exhibit, which will be on display at the library until Dec. 15. The exhibit uses oral history recordings, film clips, photographs, postcards, diaries, and manuscripts to highlight overlooked chapters in the history of the movement.

Crabtree is associate professor of African American Studies at the College of Charleston and author of “My Soul is a Witness: The Traumatic Afterlife of Lynching” (Yale 2022). Her presentation is scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 16. Both the presentation and the Justice For All exhibit are free and open to the public. 

The next presentation in the series is Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. when Bobby J. Donaldson, Ph.D, is scheduled to discuss fascinating elements of the civil rights movement in S.C., drawn from the exhibit. 


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