Premiering March 30, 2010
"Edgewood" was built in 1829 and over the years has served as the stage for many important periods in the history of South Carolina. Originally built for secessionist governor Francis W. Pickens in Edgefield District, the house was home to two remarkable women, Lucy Pickens and Eulalie Salley.
This documentary will be presented in two half-hour segments, first telling the plantation and Civil-War stories, and then moving into stories of the 20th century suffrage movement and the civil-rights era. The structure has been physically moved twice, and it now houses the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of University Advancement at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
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"Edgewood: Stage of Southern History" was made possible by the generous support of The Community Foundation of the CSRA, the Porter Fleming Foundation, The Humanities CouncilSC, the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor Grant Program, the South Carolina League of Women Voters, the Aiken Branch of the American Association of University Women, and the Julian B. Salley, Jr. Pickens-Salley House Endowment at USC Aiken.