From staff reports
City of Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling will waste no time after his latest term as mayor ends before embarking on his next journey.
Keyserling will conduct a socially distanced book release party from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, on the terrace at Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay Street, where he will feature his book Sharing Common Ground: Promises Unfufilled But Not Forgotten.
With the book, Keyserling’s seeks to create conversations among those of us who don’t talk to each other or understand the experiences of others.
Keyserling has devoted himself to making Beaufort the epicenter of Reconstruction history through the continued expansion of the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, as well as his nonprofit The Second Founding of America: Reconstruction Beaufort. This nonprofit, which he founded in 2018, seeks to promote Reconstruction education throughout the country and be an official advocate for the park.
“Thank you Pat Conroy Literary Center and Saltus River Grill for organizing this opportunity for me to introduce a few stories of my past that launch my path forward to another mission after 20 years of public service,” Keyserling said in his newsletter.