Liberia: A community of freed black slaves in northern Pickens County
Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station continues to celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversaries of Oconee and Pickens counties with free educational forums in April.
Clemson University professor Dr. John Coggeshall will present “Liberia: A community of freed black slaves in northern Pickens County,” at 3pm on Sunday, April 29, at the World of Energy. Coggeshall, an anthropology professor, is a published author of “Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community.” His publication and book focus on the Pickens County enclave community founded by freed slaves in 1865. All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after each event. With the exception of the lobby and auditorium, World of Energy self-guided exhibits are closed on Sunday, April 29. The World of Energy hosts events throughout the year, including guest speakers, community forums, art displays, entertainment and much more. For more information, visit www.duke-energy.com/worldofenergy.