Oct. 17 | Finding Family After Slavery Workshop

The College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture are collaborating with Judith Giesberg, professor of history at Villanova University, to highlight a new tool for researching African American ancestors.  Event—Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery When—Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. Where—College of…

Avery Research Center’s Executive Director Honored with ExCEL Award, Fashion Feature

The Libraries’ own Patricia Williams Lessane has had an exciting week. On Wednesday, March 28, the Executive Director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and Co-Principal of the Race and Social Justice Institute was honored with the 2018 Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Award for Administrator of the Year. Williams Lessane joined…

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…

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…

Panel Presentation: “The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought”

Join on us Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 6PM in the McKinley Washington Auditorium of the Avery Research Center for “The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought: A Reader,” a panel presentation by Rhondda Robinson Thomas, PhD, and Susanna Ashton, PhD, Clemson University In this presentation, Rhondda Robinson Thomas and Susanna Ashton will discuss…

Panel Presents “Performing Antebellum Charleston: Racial Theatrics in the Holy City”

Join us Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 6PM at the McKinley Washington Auditorium at the Avery Research Center for a panel discussion considering representations of race and slavery in Charleston, South Carolina’s literary and theater culture in the early 1800s. Scholars Jacob Crane (Bentley University), Douglas Jones (Rutgers University), and Radiclani Clytus (Brown University) will…