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By the Sweat of Our Brows: The African American Experience


Over 70 costumed interpreters, singers, dancers and musicians will help tell the story of the African American experience during the slavery era to freedom. Visitors can take a tour of history through the eyes of the people who lived it as they travel thousands of years from the past into the 20th century. The living history program chronicles the lives of Africans from their homeland to the site of Historic Brattonsville. The program will take place on Sat., Sept. 24, at Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Rd. in McConnells, SC. This year's reenactment tours will center around five key themes: kinship bonds (extended family practices), family, religion (the invisible church), work (house and field labor) and achievement. Tours will take place from 10am-noon. The event will conclude at 1pm-4pm with drumming, dancing and singing. For more details call 803-684-2327 or visit


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