Film + Radio

Cheating the Stillness

When: Wed., April 28, 5:15 p.m. 2010

The film chronicles the controversial life of South Carolina author and Converse College alumna Julia Peterkin, the white wife of a plantation owner who won a 1929 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Scarlet Sister Mary, a sensitive portrayal of the lives of rural African Americans in the early 20th century. Documentary presentation begins at 6 p.m. A discussion following the film will be led by Producer Gayla Jamison and Editor Deanna Nowell. Sponsors include the Charleston Public Library, Friends of the Library, South Carolina Historical Society, Center for Women, and a Donor-Advised Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation.

Price: Free

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