Slavery Re-Enactment

Slavery Re-Enactment

The Confederate takeover of Fort Sumter will be center stage at the Civil War Sesquicentennial next week, but a bigger victory may be playing out across the harbor at Charleston's Liberty Square.

That's where you'll find Kitty Wilson-Evans of Lancaster, S.C., winning her 30-year fight to make slave history a more accepted part of our nation's story.

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Specifically, she'll be re-enacting the life of a slave on Wednesday afternoon outside the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center.

And she'll be doing so at the request of the National Park Service, which added a photo of her - in slave garb - to banners and booklets for the Southeast's sesquicentennial activities.

"To be part of this, telling the story of slavery, is something that just didn't happen years ago," said Wilson-Evans, 72. "It tells me that things are changing and that they want to hear it."

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