When: Sat., Feb. 13, 2-4 p.m. 2016
To commemorate the second anniversary of the installation of the Denmark Vesey Monument in Hampton Park, the Avery Research Center will host a screening of A House Divided: Denmark Vesey’s Rebellion. Filmed in Charleston, Yaphet Kotto plays the role of Vesey, a former enslaved person and carpenter who purchased his freedom with proceeds won in a lottery. In 1822 Vesey allegedly organized a slave insurrection in Charleston. Planning to sail to Santo Domingo, he and his followers were prepared to pay the ultimate price for freedom.
Price: Free to attend