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Coffee with an Author: Ruth Miller & Alec Cooley

Local authors, Ruth Miller & Alec Cooley, discusses their walking tour guidebook to African-American history in Charleston, Slavery to Civil Rights: A Walking Tour of African-American Charleston in this new event format. The book details individuals and events that have shaped African-American history in Charleston from the 1600’s to the present. Attendees with enjoy coffee & donuts as they listen to the the lecture with the authors. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Slavery to Civil Rights: A Walking Tour of African-American Charleston is the most complete and well-researched walking tour guidebook to African-American history in Charleston, SC. Illustrated with over 45 photographs and pictures, the book details the significant individuals and events that have shaped African-American history in the city from the 1600's to the present day.

The guidebook begins with an introduction to Charleston's central role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade to North America. The volume continues with colorful stories and biographies that reveal a seldom told side of Charleston's history spanning the colonial, federal, and antebellum eras, followed by Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement. With sections organized geographically along two separate routes, the guidebook can be read as a traditional book or used as a companion to visit actual historic locations in downtown Charleston.

Earlier Event: September 20
Speaker Series: David Stewart
Later Event: September 26
Music at the Library: Taylor Music Group