Columbia Burning: A Sesquicentennial Reappraisal
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Presented by the University of South Carolina’s History Center, Institute for Southern Studies and Graduate School
9 – 11:30 am: Panel Discussion on the Burning of Columbia – Free session
By bringing in scholars who are generating new work on the burning of Columbia, our goal is to shed fresh light on the meaning of the events of February 17, 1865 as an example of urban disaster and recovery. The arrival of the Union army marked a day of jubilant emancipation for blacks, thousands of whom
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1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201