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SC State University has exhibit on black servitude

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina State University is scheduled to host an exhibit inspired by the Douglas Blackmon book on forced servitude following the Civil War.

The I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium on the school's Orangeburg campus opens the exhibit titled "Slavery by Another Name" on Friday at 6 p.m.

It contains paintings and other works by Robert Claiborne Morris, based on Blackmon's work by the same name.

The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Blackmon's book looked at African Americans who were seized by southern landowners and compelled into years of involuntary servitude. It also revealed how government officials leased falsely imprisoned blacks to businesses, farmers, and dozens of corporations as cheap labor.

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