Lecture to tell personal story of slavery in South Carolina, through war and beyond
Dr. Walter Curry will share his great-gread-great grandmother's remarkable story in a live lecture
Lavinia Corley Thompson was born into slavery in South Carolina on June 3, 1844. She would follow her master into battle in the Civil War, serving the Confederate army as a cook. Six decades later, she would be among about 100 black South Carolinians who received small pensions for their involuntary service to the Confederate cause. Dr. Walter Curry will share what he has learned about her remarkable story in a lecture that is part of the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s monthly Lunch and Learn series. Dr. Curry is the author of The Thompson Family: Untold Stories from the Past, 1830-1960. The program will be presented live on Zoom. Visit the museum's web site for details.
Date & Time
August 28, 2020
12:00PM - 1:00PM
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum 301 Gervais St. Columbia 29201 SC US http://www.columbiabusinessmonthly.com/businesses/sc-columbia-south-carolina-confederate-relic-room-and-military-museum