Beaufort News

Inaugural Mitchelville forum announced

African American historians and Civil War scholars from across South Carolina and the U.S. will discuss issues and stories related to Mitchelville, the nation's first freedman's village.

The forum, "Unheard Voices at the Dawn of Freedom," will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdayat the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.

Admission to the forum, presented by the Mitchelville Preservation Project, is $45 per person and includes lunch and program materials.

Details: Call 843-255-7300 or go to To register and pay online, go to

For bios on forum presenters, go to reporter Tom Barton's blog at