Episode 4

"Saving Grace" Episode 4: The Slave Coast, Bethany and Locust Grove

In episode 4: Gullah Geeche historian Griffin Lotson explains the origins of the Gullah Geeche people and their slave ancestry. The decendants and restoration advocates of the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation remain close to their ancestors and vow to save the historic Needwood Baptist Church and the little schoolhouse next door. Evolution clashes with Creationism at Bethany Presbyterian (org.1786) and a president's favorite uncle goes on trial. The state's first Catholic Church (org,1792) builds a structure and a community in the little town of Sharon in Taliaferro County.