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Exhibit: “In Consequence of the Apprehension”: Escaping Enslavement and the Mechanisms of Control over Enslaved Bodies in South Carolina and Georgia
October 9, 2017 - October 31, 2017
A new exhibit to coincide with the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World’s (CLAW) Wells Fargo lecture and faculty seminar delivered by Dr. Edward Baptist is on view at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library. The exhibit, entitled “In Consequence of the Apprehension”: Escaping Enslavement and the Mechanisms of Control over Enslaved Bodies in South Carolina and Georgia” is informed by archival resources at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the South Carolina Historical Society, and Special Collections at the College of Charleston. Images and correspondence relating to William and Ellen Craft’s path to self-liberation are starkly juxtaposed against advertisements for persons who fled enslavement and the community organizations that grew out of the desire to control and inhibit their escape. The material will be on display through the month of October. More information is available at https://claw.cofc.edu/wells-fargo-lecture-series/