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Priscilla’s Legacy film screening

As part of a film series showing the connection between Sierra Leone and South Carolina, College of Charleston offers a premiere screening of Thomalind Martin Polite’ s Priscilla’s Legacy November 8 in Maybank Hall. Polite is the seventh-generation granddaughter of an eleven-year-old girl known as Priscilla who was enslaved and brought to Charleston from Sierra Leone in the 1750s. In May 2005, Ms Polite traveled to Sierra Leone where she was welcomed as a long-lost family member. Priscilla’s Legacy tells the remarkable story of Polite’s “return” to Sierra Leone and the history that connects South Carolinians to their family across the sea. Polite will introduce her film along with Edward Ball, whose research connected her to Priscilla. Free. Event host: Simon Lewis, Director, Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program, College of Charleston.