Constitution Week: The Story of the Black Robe Regiment

Published 5:10 pm Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Sons of Liberty Riders of North Carolina is proud to announce an upcoming event for Constitution Week this year. On Monday, Sept. 18, the ‘Story of the Black Robe Regiment’ is being presented in two performances (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.) at the Columbus Baptist Church in Columbus, N.C.

The Story of the Black Robe Regiment is about America’s “patriot preachers” of the mid-1700s who were outspoken proponents of truth and liberty in 18th century America. Their bold stand and brave deeds propelled America’s passion for freedom from the ever-increasing oppression of King George III, leading to Britain’s surrender and the birth of new nation. 

Several presentations of this historical stage production are scheduled across four western North Carolina counties (Cherokee, Haywood, Henderson, Polk) and one Georgia county (Union). The Sons of Liberty Riders of North Carolina has partnered with Dr. Dan’s Freedom Forum to bring this exceptional educational program to several communities to celebrate Constitution Week. We hope you can come and help us celebrate this compelling story of courage and bravery.

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Registration is required and tickets to the performance are free, though donations will be gratefully accepted. Go to Eventbrite to register and obtain your tickets (use the search bar and enter the words Black Robe Regiment). You can also find us on Facebook. Again search on the Black Robe Regiment and click on the Tickets button on the left side of the page. Tickets will also be available at the Columbus Baptist Church. For more information, contact Dick Shaughnessy at 352-638-2981 or via email to

– submitted by Dick Shaughnessy