Indigo: The Color that Changed the World
August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for a panel discussion, “The World of Indigo”, with the members of the International Center for Indigo Culture and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. Indigo was first grown in South Carolina in an attempt to diversify the rice economy and to utilize land that was unsuitable for rice production. Between 1744 and 1774, indigo became a major cash crop as production increased from just a few pounds to over a million pounds per year.
This program is part of a summer long series of programs that explore the historical significance of indigo to colonial South Carolina. You can also learn about the plant‐to‐pigment indigo dye process in a hands-on dye class. For a full list of programs visit ccpl.org.
WORLD OF INDIGO
Join panelist from the International Center for Indigo Culture and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission to learn more about indigo cultivation from around the world.
Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 pm at John’s Island Library
DYE CLASS & BOOK DISCUSSION
Participate in the hands-on indigo dye class, followed by a discussion of “The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney.” Those interested in learning more about indigo cultivation are also welcome to read “Red, White, and Black Make Blue” by Andrea Feeser. Participants will benefit from reading either book (or both) prior to the discussion.
Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 am – Sullivan’s Island Library
Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 am – West Ashley Library
DYE CLASS & SCREENING OF PRESENTATION BY DR. NIC BUTLER
Participate in a hands-on indigo dye class, followed by a screening of Dr. Nic Butler’s presentation of the history of indigo. *Please note that the July 27 program only features the dye class, not the presentation.
Saturday, July 27 at 1:00 pm at Cooper River Library
Wednesday, July 31 at 3:00 pm at Folly Beach Library
Saturday, August 10 at 11:00 am at Hurd/St. Andrews Library
Saturday, August 24 at 11:00 am at McClellanville Library
INDIGO IN THE FABRIC OF EARLY SOUTH CAROLINA: PRESENTATION BY DR. NIC BUTLER
Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated overview of the historical context of indigo’s rise and fall in early South Carolina.
Monday, July 22 at 11:00 am at Otranto Road Library
Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 pm at Main Library
Tuesday, August 13 at 11:00 am at John’s Island Library