Author Linda Holmes discusses the life of feminist writer and activist, Toni Cade Bambara

Join us Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6PM in the McKinley Washington Auditorium of the Avery Research Center for author Linda Holmes’ lecture entitled, “Celebrating Toni Cade Bambara: A Life of Political and Spiritual Boundaries.” Holmes is the author of a book on Bambara’s life, A Joyous Revolt: Toni Cade Bambara, Writer and Activist. Toni…

Local author, Virginia Beach, discusses the history of conservation in the Carolina Lowcountry

Join us Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 at 6PM, at the McKinley-Washington Auditorium at the Avery Research Center as local conservationist and author Virginia Beach discusses her most recent book, Rice and Ducks: The Surprising Convergence that Saved the Carolina Lowcountry. Ms. Beach’s book is a modern conservation story, rooted in America’s earliest colonial beginnings and…

Amrita Myers, Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston

McKinley-Washington Auditorium, Avery Research Center Friday, March 28th, 6:30 pm The Friends of the Library and the Avery Research Center will welcome Dr. Myers in a discussion of her recent publication, Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston, which analyzes how black women in Charleston acquired, defined, and defended their…

Andrew O’Shaughnessy Brings Unique Perspective on the American Revolution to C of C

On September 16th, 2013, the College of Charleston’s Friends of the Library will welcome Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy to campus to speak on an often overlooked topic: the British side of the American Revolution. While all Americans learn of the heroism and sacrifices of Washington, Jefferson and Hamilton, British leadership, from King George III to General…

Literary Charleston

On November 14th, 2012, Dr. Curtis Worthington spoke on his recently published anthology of Lowcountry-based authors and works of literature that use Lowcountry locals. Held at the Avery Research Center, Dr. Worthington gave an overview of Charleston’s expansive literary history and influence. About Dr. Curtis Worthington and Literary Charleston Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry have…

Smithsonian Comes to Avery

The Avery Research Center is excited to host “Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language”, the exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum, in January 2012. This exhibition is a beautiful and thought-provoking assemblage of artifacts, photographs, and text that documents the life and work of Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner,…