South Carolina Led the Way

Posted By Bill Payer on Nov 22, 2022 | 0 comments

We have a sprinkling of South Carolina natives among the DIHS membership, but it’s safe to say most of us are from “off”. And whether you’re from Ohio or California, odds are the start of the Civil War was just another dry factlet in your American History courses at school.

There’s a chance coming up December 1 to learn more about South Carolina’s leading role in this pivotal moment of history courtesy of the Gilder Lehrman Institute.

Discuss South Carolina’s 1860 decision to secede with our curators on Thursday, December 1
Join us on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 7pm to 8pm ET as our curators discuss the 1860 South Carolina Ordinance of Secession (and the famous broadside that followed) with Charles Dew, Ephraim Williams Professor of American History, Emeritus at Williams College.

The secession of South Carolina marked one of the most consequential moments in American history. This event, and the subsequent secession of the remaining six Deep South states, led directly to the Civil War.

Submit your questions for Professor Dew here.

This event is for teachers, students and their families—and everyone with an interest in history!

Registrants will be sent a Zoom meeting link and instructions in the confirmation email. In addition, PD certificates will be sent to K-12 educators who attend the entirety of the program.
 Register for Inside the Vault on December 1  

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