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Dawn of Freedom


On display Feb 18 - June 1, 2013 at the Mckissick Museum at the University of South Carolina, 816 Bull St., Columbia, SC 29208

Dawn of Freedom: The Freedmen's Town of Mitchelville explores the transition from slavery to freedom for slaves who escaped to Hilton Head Island during the Civil War. Residents voted, owned homes, and took the first steps toward full citizenship. Dawn of Freedom draws on the unique culture of Sea Islands and the Gullah traditions to tell this unique story from the dawn of freedom to the present.

For additional information, call 803-777-7251, or visit http://www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum