Event and Program Details

Upcoming Event:  Meeting of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley

 

Location:  Our March Program has been cancelled.

 

Presentation:   “A Historical Overview of Gullah Geechee Culture and Its Impact on the South, the Nation, and The World"  by Sherman Pyatt, a native of Charleston SC, historian, and, Commissioner for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Corridor Commission, Johns Island, SC.

 

The next regular meeting of the Civil War Round Table will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Ohio Valley University Auditorium, 1 Campus View Drive, Vienna WV  26105.  You may know the story of General Winfield Scott’s Anaconda Plan at the outset of the Civil War to strangle the Confederate economy with a blockade of all major Southern deep-water ports such as Wilmington, Georgetown, Charleston, Savannah, Mobile and New Orleans.  Union supply stations were established near Cape Hatteras NC and Port Royal SC in 1861 to support the blockade of Charleston and Savannah.   These supply stations also became bases for inland operations by the Union Army against Confederate forces.  But do you know what happened to slave populations that were abandoned when plantation owners fled in the advance of the Union Army? 

 

Mr. Sherman Pyatt, a native of Charleston SC, and historian, will present “Gullah Geechee:  The Anaconda Plan, USCT, Watch Night and Emancipation Tradition, and Rise of the Sea Islands Culture”.  His research and teaching focus on the social, economic, religious, artistic, intellectual and political history of the Gullah Geechee in the aftermath of the Civil War.  His research examines the complex challenges posed by the former slaves or freedman, and, Federal efforts to engage the populations.  Mr. Pyatt earned his bachelor’s degree from Johnson C Smith University and Master of Library and Information Sciences from Indiana University.  He secured his Certificate of Archival Sciences from Georgia State University and served as Research Librarian, Interim Director, and Archivist at libraries and archives in Richmond VA, The Citadel Military College, Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston, and South Carolina State University.  He currently serves as Commissioner for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Corridor Commission, headquartered on Johns Island SC.  His latest publication, “The Other Side of the Skillet:  Healthy and Alternative Eating in the Lowcountry”, was published in 2015.

 

The public is welcome and there is no cost to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.  A modest donation in the amount of $ 7.00 is suggested to offset a portion of the cost of the event.

 

An annual business meeting will follow the presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

PAST Event:  Meeting of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley

 

When:  7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020

 

Location:  St. Luke's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 230 2nd Street, Marietta OH

 

Presentation:  A-mouldering in the Grave: John Brown's Raid and the Abolitionist Cause on the Eve of the Civil War, by Brian D. Schoen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Assistant Chair Department of History and Director of Master of Social Sciences, Ohio University, Athens OH

You may know the story of John Brown's raid.  But do you know where, how and why the plot was hatched?  Or, that Brown and his counterparts had strong Ohio roots?  Ever heard of Brown's "constitution", his Canadian "founders", or the British military officer that Brown hired to train his troops but, instead, betrayed Brown's cause to leading northern politicians?  What about James Redpath, a British journalist who eulogized Brown and then dodged federal officials who wanted him to testify at Brown’s trial before he became a promoter of African-American emigration to Haiti?  Brian D. Schoen will explore the dynamics leading up to the raid at Harper's Ferry, its aftermath, and, its impact in the context of the period and for a nation that would - within a year- be on the brink of Civil War.

Brian Schoen is Associate Professor of nineteenth century U.S. History, Assistant Department Chair, and Director of the Masters of Social Sciences in the Department of History at Ohio University.  He has authored The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics and the Global Origins of the Civil War, winner of the Southern Historical Association's Bennet H. Wall book award; and, co-edited The Old South's Modern Worlds:  Slavery, Region, and Nation in the Age of Progress, and, Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era.  A new book will examine the coming of the Civil War as part of a broader global crisis in governance.

 

The public is welcome and there is no cost to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.  A modest donation in the amount of $ 7.00 is suggested to offset a portion of the cost of the event.

An annual business meeting will follow the presentation.  

Please contact Leight Murray at 740 706 2575 or Lmurray5154@gmail.com for more information.

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