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Historic Beaufort Foundation
Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., the programs will be preceded by wine and refreshments. For those who are interested, a three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill at $19 per person will be served following each lecture upon presentation of the lecture program.
Other lectures scheduled include:
St. Helena Island resident Heyward Inabinett talking about his book, Triangular Pegs. Inabinett’s book recounts his experiences as a Black man with a white complexion growing up in the segregated South. He spent six years in the U.S. Army, three years as a white person and three years as a Black.
Mayor Billy Keyserling providing his photographic memoir of life at Daufuskie Island School during author Pat Conroy’s tenure as teacher. Keyserling’s photos were part of his work toward an undergraduate degree at Brandeis University and later illustrated Conroy’s book, The Water is Wide, about his life teaching on the island, and were featured in a Life Magazine article, “Conrack, You’re Crazy.”
Lafayette scholar and College of Charleston history professor, Robert Crout, talking about his studies related to the Marquis de Lafayette who reportedly visited the Verdier House in 1825. Crout’s research contributed to the 2009 PBS special on Lafayette. Other lectures to be announced.