2024 Winter Lecture Series: “Liberty Is Sweet: The Crucial Role of African Americans in the Revolutionary War”

Join us this February for our 2024 Winter Lecture Series: Fighting for Freedom. The Winter Lecture Series will take place at First Baptist Church (61 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401). We will also be live streaming these lectures- stay tuned for more details on live streaming!

February 6th- “Liberty Is Sweet: The Crucial Role of African Americans in the Revolutionary War” presented by Dr. Woody Holton, History Professor at the University of South Carolina

Professor Holton teaches Early American history at the University of South Carolina, especially the American Revolution, with a focus on economic history and on African Americans, Native Americans, and women. He teaches graduate seminars on Colonial America and on the American Revolution. At the undergraduate level, he teaches the first half of the U.S. history survey and upper-level classes on Early American Women, the American Revolution, and Early African Americans, as well as seminars on slave rebellions and on the history of capitalism in North America.

Holton’s 2009 book, Abigail Adams, which he wrote on a Guggenheim fellowship, won the Bancroft Prize. Holton is the author of Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (2007), a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize and the National Book Award. His first book, Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia (1999), won the Organization of American Historians’ Merle Curti award. Holton’s book Liberty is Sweet: An Integrated History of the American Revolution introduces general readers to academic historians’ numerous recent discoveries about the founding of the nation in a traditional, narrative structure.

Ticket Prices:

  • Full Series of Lecture (4 lectures in-person)- $65 for members/ $75 for non-members
  • Single Lecture (in-person)- $18 for members/ $20 for non-members
  • Streaming Lecture- $10 per livestream (Livestream links will be emailed to registrants ahead of the lecture; following the live event, recordings of the lectures will be made available to livestream ticket holders)

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Event Details

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: First Baptist Church (61 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401) and Livestreaming

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