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Museum lecture to focus on role of former slaves in the Revolutionary War

Historian Gary Sellick will tell the ex-slaves’ little-known story in a lecture, “Black Skin, Red Coats: The Revolutionary History of the Carolina Corps,” on Friday, May 25, at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

The role of the Carolina Corps has been a neglected part of South Carolina history, something Sellick is endeavoring to remedy. They are the subject of his doctoral dissertation, which he hopes to be defending at the University of South Carolina in the fall. He has won several awards and presented numerous conference papers internationally. He has also published two articles, the latest being for The Journal of American Studies.

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  • May 25, 2018
  • 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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