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May 22
Sunday 1:30-2:30 pm

Rice and Slavery: The Connection that Made the Low Country

Date: May 22, 2022
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

South Carolina’s first great agricultural staple, rice dominated the Low Country’s economy for almost two hundred years.  It should be noted that as the rice industry grew, so did the enslaved labor force that grew it.  This program explores not only the process of growing and cultivating rice, but the many contributions made by enslaved African and African Americans in growing what came to be known as “Carolina Gold.”

This program will take place May 15, 22, and 29th in the Mill at Middleton Place. Two programs will be offered each day at 1:30 and 2:30.  (Included with General Admission & free for members).

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