On July 2, 1822, Denmark Vesey, a formerly enslaved man, was hanged in Charleston, South Carolina. He was convicted of plotting what might have been the largest insurrection against slaveholders in US history. To mark the Denmark Vesey Bicentenary, the Gaillard Center will host a series of cultural performances and conversations July 14-16.
A free outdoor concert featuring the Charleston Symphony and Lowcountry Voices will take place on July 16, 2022 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm on the grounds of the Gaillard Center. RSVP’s are required. Click here to RSVP.
The program highlights the promise of America, the promise of freedom and pursuit of liberty, in juxtaposition to the experience of Vesey and other enslaved individuals. To learn more about the planned program, click here.
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