Bilingual Digital Exhibit Highlights Lowcountry Latino Communities

The oft-overlooked experiences of Lowcountry Latino communities are the subject of a new digital exhibit now freely available online. The exhibit—formally styled Las Voces del Lowcountry—spotlights Charleston’s Latino communities and their contributions to the cultural and economic life of the region, as well as their struggles with poverty and discrimination. “Stories are our starting point,”…

Nov. 6 – 10 | The College Cares LGBTQ Quilt Display

Members of the LGBTQ community face an elevated risk of suicide four-times greater than that among their heterosexual counterparts. Social stigma, discrimination, unsafe schools, and ineffective providers all contribute to this disparity. To increase awareness of this issue, students and several on-campus organizations have taken matters into their own hands. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 6, Addlestone Library’s…

New Exhibit: Evacuation, Occupation, Liberation: The British Channel Island of Guernsey under the Third Reich, 1940-1945

College of Charleston Addlestone Library Third Floor May through December 2017 Curator, Geoff Timms, College of Charleston Librarian for Marine Resources A new exhibit “Evacuation, Occupation, Liberation: The British Channel Island of Guernsey under the Third Reich, 1940-1945″ tells the story of the five year-long Nazi occupation of the British Channel Islands, just off the coast…

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…

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…