Slave revolt attempt reenacted at Historic Brattonsville

McCONNELLS, SC – Relive the experiences of the suspected slave revolt attempt of 1860 at “Black Hope, White Fear,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Historic Brattonsville.

In late 1860, members of the Pugh family of McConnells were accused of provoking a slave insurrection. In the arrest attempt, a shootout occurred before the Pughs were apprehended and put on a train to the free states.

Scripted scenarios including the Pugh cabin shootout will take place at noon and 2 p.m. Some reenactments reflect the African-American point of view. Ongoing activities include hearth cooking demonstrations, slave life interpretation, house tours and a militia muster portrayed in part by members of Old Salem’s Salem Light Infantry Militia.

Please consider the sensitive nature of the program material when determining whether it is appropriate for younger children.

FREE with regular admission: $6 adult, $5 senior, $3 youth ages 4-17. Children 3 and younger and CHM members admitted free.

Black Hope, White Fear: The attempted slave revolt of 1860
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, October 4
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC


Media contact: Ashley Barron
803.329.2121 ext 140