Pharmacist Dr. John A. McFall was among the first generation born in freedom and witnessed the crippling of economic strides made by citizens of African descent in Charleston. Lahnice Hollister, his grandniece, will discuss his life as Dr. McFall wrote it in his memoir, Resisting Jim Crow: The Autobiography of Dr. John A. McFall.
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. Book singing will follow. Lahnice Hollister’s book, Resisting Jim Crow: The Autobiography of Dr. John A. McFall is available for purchase at Shop Historic Charleston.
Limited space available. Tickets required. Limited off-site parking only.