Episode #1: A Conversation with Lee Brockington, Senior Interpreter at Hobcaw Barony

 

Lee Brockington and her son, Brock Shehan, on the front porch of an 1850 slave dwelling at Friendfield Village, one of four African American villages at Hobcaw Barony.  African American families lived in the cabin until 1950.  Photograph was taken in August 2014.

Lee Brockington and her son, Brock Shehan, on the front porch of an 1850 slave dwelling at Friendfield Village, one of four African American villages at Hobcaw Barony. African American families lived in the cabin until 1950. Permission to use this photo, taken in August 2014, was granted by Lee Brockington.

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In this episode of the Between the Waters podcast, we speak with Lee Brockington, Senior Interpreter of History and Culture at Hobcaw Barony and author of Plantation Between the Waters.  Join us as she shares her professional journey, vision for historical interpretation of the property; and initial impressions of our project.

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3 thoughts on “Episode #1: A Conversation with Lee Brockington, Senior Interpreter at Hobcaw Barony

  1. I enjoyed this podcast immensely and cannot wait for another one! I am also originally from the cotton plantations area of South Carolina. My first visit to Hobcaw Barony was in November of 2009 even though the Waccamaw Neck has always been my second home. On my very first tour Lee and Richard inspired me to learn all that I possibly could about Hobcaw, so I attend almost every class and lecture that Lee offers. I am also very proud to be one of the 70+ volunteers there and I am still learning about Hobcaw, the Baruch family and Belle. There is so much history there and it is all so interesting. Thank you for all your hard work on this blog and this project.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot. Lee Brockington is a treasure and has been extremely supportive of our project. Please continue to follow us and offer comments and helpful suggestions. Also, please spread the word to the other volunteers and friends/family!

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