Historical society to host Brisbane presentation

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 13, 2014 

The Beaufort County Historical Society will host a presentation on William Brisbane by University of South Carolina Beaufort professor Brent Morris at noon Thursday at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club on Lady's Island.

Brisbane was a Beaufort County plantation owner and abolitionist, and in 1863, he was tasked with publicly reading the Emancipation Proclamation to an audience that included some of his former slaves.

The presentation is free.

Details: Mary Lou Brewton at maryloubrew@aol.com or at 912-604-3634

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