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Martha Kitchings Seawright Ellison

Aiken County Public Library 314 Chesterfield St SW, Aiken

Martha Kitchings Seawright Ellison was born enslaved on November 20, 1849, in Barnwell County South Carolina. This presentation tells the contextualized story of her life, featuring local history of the antebellum period and Civil War in Barnwell County during Martha’s enslavement; a personal account of Martha’s life on the Phillips Plantation during the Reconstruction Era […]

SC State’s library to celebrate National Library Week-Book discussions and signing

Authors will discuss their books, articles, or related publications. Individuals will be able to purchase a signed copy of the author’s book following the presentations. “44 Days of Being Humble.” Author: Jekela S. Burgess. “Everything Lemonade.” Author: Mrs. Alicia Collins "The Thompson Family: Untold Stories from the Past" (1830-1960). Author: Dr. Walter B. Curry Jr. […]