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Luncheon Lecture – In Her Own Hands: Lucy Banbury’s Revolutionary Escape from Slavery to Freedom

April 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Carin Bloom, Manager of Education and Programming

Freedom seeker Lucy Banbury had a trying and eventful life that took her on a journey of thousands of miles. Carin Bloom, Historic Charleston Foundation Education and Program Manager, will  recount the few known details of her harrowing escape from enslavement in South Carolina, her allegiance to the British Army as a Black Loyalist during the American Revolution, and her eventual freedom in Nova Scotia, Canada and beyond.

Since 1947 the Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens has been the Foundation’s largest fundraiser and educational tool and has provided intimate glimpses into some of the most beautiful homes and gardens in Charleston, SC. The Festival’s Food for Thought Lecture Series is a fan-favorite and this year the speakers and topics range from Charleston’s gardens and alluring interiors to Natural Disasters in the Lowcountry and everything in-between. Each lecture will be held atop Charleston’s High Battery at the Captain James Missroon house Community Room with a light lunch provided by Caviar and Bananas.

Limited space available. Tickets required. Limited off-site parking only.