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Clionian Debating Society

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Date: Nov 1847 to Jan 1858
Location: Charleston, South Carolina, USAmap
Surname/tag: black_heritage, African_american
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The Clionian Debating Society was "ded­i­cat­ed to edu­ca­tion and intel­lec­tu­al improve­ment for the brown men of Charleston". The Clionians established protocols for membership and communal action, and they organized and performed debates on topics that were ubiquitous across the nation. They also established a small library and hosted regular events that their families, friends, and supporters attended. [1]

Their records exist in two volumes: one at Duke University and one at Charleston Library Society.

Angela G. Ray of Northwestern University is researching this society.





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