James Armistead Lafayette – Talk led by Carmen Harris, Ph.D.

Everybody loves a good spy story. How about an American slave that volunteers to spy for the Continental Army, does such a credible job of it, he gets recruited to be a double agent for the British gaining the confidence of both General Cornwallis and traitor, Benedict Arnold?


It’s an exciting story of a bogus “runaway slave” living a dangerous life behind enemy lines ferreting out information and spreading “mis-information” that allows the American forces to triumph at the Battle of Yorktown.


Not fiction . . .  True story. . .  


LIVE IN PERSON PROGRAM – Hughes Main Library. 


LIVESTREAM VIEWING - Want to watch from home?
The James Armistead Lafayette talk will be livestreamed and questions will be taken from the virtual audience. A link to the livestream will be available at the History Comes Alive website when the event starts.


This event is not a costumed performance but will feature audience Q/A. James Armistead Lafayette will be portrayed by Stephen Seals at the HISTORY COMES ALIVE FESTIVAL (JUNE 9 – 18, 2023).

  • Presented By: Greenville Chautauqua Society
  • Dates: February 28, 2023
  • Location: Hughes Main Library
  • Address: 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Phone:

    (864) 244-1499

  • Time: 7-8:30 pm
  • Price: Free