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Citadel News Service
14 Feb 2014

Black History Month events continue at The Citadel

The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah lecture Feb. 17

The Citadel's Department of History is hosting a lecture by Dr. J. William Harris titled "The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A Forgotten Tale of Charles Town in the American Revolution." It will be held at 7p.m. on Mon., at Feb. 17. The lecture will take place at the college's Bond Hall in room 165.j-william-harris-lecture

Harris is a Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He has authored or edited several books on the history of the United States, the American South, and African Americans. His most recent books is The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A Free Black Man's Encounter with Liberty.

As Harris will describe, in 1775, Thomas Jeremiah was one of fewer than five hundred "Free Negros" in South Carolina and, with an estimated worth of £1,000 (about $200,000 in today's dollars), possibly the richest person of African descent in British North America. Although a slave owner himself, Jeremiah was accused by whites of sowing insurrection among slaves at the behest of the British.

One Voice: A Black History Narrative Feb. 27

One Voice was created to bring Black American history to life. The one man show representing the voices of many will be presented at 6:30p.m. in Grimsley Hall's Copeland Auditorium on Feb. 27.jeremiah-dew

One Voice is a journey through the African American experience by virtue of eight powerful and influential voices as presented by one man, Jeremiah Dew. Dew, who is from the Upstate of South Carolina portrays numerous powerful African Americans including President Barack Obama and actor Bill Cosby. The narrative is interspersed with video pieces that enhance the experience, making it a memorable "living" lecture.




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