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Josephine Humphreys and Jean-Marc Francis
Start Date: 10/22/2012Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 10/22/2012End Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description
Novelist Josephine Humphreys was researching her family history when she came across some curious figures, including a woman hiding in a tree to save her life, a mysterious nobleman, and a young mulatto woman fleeing the Haitian Revolution to make a new life in Charleston. On a genealogy website, she discovered the name and email address of another researcher who seemed to be following some of the same characters. An email exchange and the meeting that followed revealed that Jean-Marc Francis, Haitian born and raised - and now living in Florida - and Humphreys, Charleston born and raised - now living on Sullivan's Island - are in fact cousins, their common ancestor a pirate of 17th-century St-Domingue. They will share some of their surprising discoveries and stories, as well as their interpretations of colonial Haitian slavery and history.
Location Information:
Main Campus - Addlestone Library  (View Map)
205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 953-5530

Main Campus - Addlestone Library  (View Map)
205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 953-5530
Room: Room 227
Contact Information:
Name: Elaine Savarese
Phone: 843-953-6526
Email: eksavare@cofc.edu
Admission Information
Free and Open to the Public

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