A Woman Who Changed Beaufort — Abbie Holmes Christensen
Hear Anne Christensen Pollitzer talk about her great grandmother Abbie Holmes Christensen and her legacy. Abbie Holmes Christensen came to Beaufort during the Civil War with her Abolitionist parents and made a lasting impact through her educational, business and civic contributions. She was an abolitionist, civic leader, businesswoman, and founder of the Port Royal Agricultural School, as well as an activist for the temperance, suffrage and civil rights movements.
This image of Abbie Holmes Christensen is from Scrapbook #2, Beaufort District Collection
Anne Christensen Pollitzer, a fifth generation Beaufortonian, was a teacher for 34 years and founded the Montessori School in Beaufort. Anne Pollitzer’s cousin, Carroll Christensen Sommerville Eve, will also share her personal memories of growing up in Beaufort with her grandmother Abbie Holmes Christensen.
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