Beaufort League of Women Voters celebrating women of Reconstruction

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The League of Women Voters of Beaufort Area is sponsoring a celebration of women who were instrumental in shaping American history during the Reconstruction period.

The event, to be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, will include a luncheon and informative presentation at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce at 711 Bladen Street.

The event is open to the public.

Talks will be given by Rufus Pinckney, Manager of the Mather Museum and President of the Mather School Alumni Association and Alvesta Robertson, Vice President of the Mather School Alumni Association. 

Historical fiction writer, producer and actor Suzie Parker Devoe will also speak. The three will discuss the contributions of Harriet Tubman, Rachel Crane Mather, Susie King Taylor, Charlotte Forten and Laura Towne. 

Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling will introduce the program with an update on Beaufort’s own Reconstruction Era National Historical Park. 

Lunch will be catered by Hank’s Low Country She Crab Soup.

Tickets are $30 for league members and $35 for nonmembers and include lunch. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, email, or call Jane Caffrey at 732-259-1935 or Jennifer Sharp at 864-382-9144. Cash, credit cards or checks will be accepted. Checks should be made out to League of Women Voters Beaufort Area. 

Reservations are required by May 10.

Want to go?

What: League of Women Voters Celebrate the Women of Reconstruction Luncheon & Presentation

When: Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, May 18

Where: Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce

Cost: Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Lunch is included.

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