BLACK RELIGION AND BLACK LIVES MATTER IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

College of Charleston Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, March 1.  Noon. Addlestone Library Room 227 Professor Matthew Cressler, Religious Studies Department It has been said that Black Lives Matter “ain’t yo’ mama’s civil rights movement.”  Professor Matthew Cressler will compare Black Lives Matter with its historical predecessor, Black Power, and illuminate the role of religion in…

LIFE AND WORK OF SEPTIMA P. CLARK, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, NOW A NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION

The Lowcountry Digital History Initiative is excited to announce the online exhibition, “Remembering Individuals, Remembering Communities: Septima P. Clark and Public History in Charleston,” written by Katherine Mellen Charron, North Carolina State University. The exhibition interprets and maps the life and work of Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), to provide insights into her experiences as an…

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AT THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON PRESENTS CHRISTOPHER DICKEY

Spying in the Blood: Gertrude Sanford Legendre’s Privilege, Patriotism, and Espionage Christopher Dickey will discuss “Gertie” and her family Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6 pm Addlestone Library Room 227 Gertrude “Gertie” Sanford Legendre was an American socialite who served as a spy during World War II and managed to outmaneuver the Nazis after being captured. She was also…

What happens after your wash goes down the drain? Environmental implications of chemical and microplastic wastewater transport.

College of Charleston  Faculty Lecture Series Professor Barbara Beckingham, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences will speak at the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 15 in Addlestone Library 227.  Lecture begins at noon with a light lunch provided.  Free and open to the College of Charleston and Charleston communities.  For more information about this…

FORMS AND MOTIFS IN AFRICAN ART: WORKS FROM THE AVERY RESEARCH CENTER’S JOHN R. DUPREE AFRICAN ART COLLECTION

  Exhibition Open February 25 through December 1, 2017 Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library John R. Dupree began amassing his extensive African art collection in 1972 while living in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and working for the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). Dupree was a member of a small group of FAA…

New Gardens are Ever Appearing: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition

This spring Special Collections displayed rare materials from the personal collections renowned landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs. The exhibition, New Gardens are Ever Appearing: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition, featured historic collections from multiple Charleston institutions and colorfully illustrated the Lowcountry’s gardening traditions over the past 250 years. Now you can support the Friends…