Through the generous support of the Sea Islands Institute and in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute “America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story,” editors Orville Vernon Burton and J.
H-SC seeks to serve the community of scholars researching, preserving, teaching or learning about South Carolina history and culture. The network is a forum for reviews of books, announcements from archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions about programming, research opportunities, research inquiries, public history, organizing conference panels, and discussion of significant themes on the Palmetto State.
The Waring Library Society and the Waring Historical Library at the Medical University of South Carolina invite entries for the W. Curtis Worthington, Jr., Undergraduate and Graduate Research Papers Competition.
Is there any situation when a male or female slave or free black person in colonial South Carolina could have spoken in a legal forum (a court, or the Assembly, or before a governor, etc), perhaps, for instance, at the request of a white defendant? If so, are there any such cases documented? If there was no such permission ever granted by law, are there any irregular cases of such a person doing so anyway? I am most interested in a court situation, but I'm curious about other contexts as well.
Thank you in advance,
Fred Witzig, Monmouth College, IL
The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) welcomes applications for the 44th Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, to be held 13–17 June 2015 at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.
THE PROGRAM IN THE CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY AND ATLANTIC WORLD
HINES PRIZE 2015 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DUE MAY 15, 2015