THE RESILENCE OF SOUTHERN IDENTITY: WHY THE SOUTH STILL MATTERS IN THE MINDS OF ITS PEOPLE

College of Charleston Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, April 5, Noon. Addlestone Library Room 360 Dr. H. Gibbs Knotts, Professor of Political Science The South is changing.  People are moving to the region at a very high rate.  Urbanization and suburbanization are occurring, particularly here in the Lowcountry.  In addition, one of the most powerful symbols of…

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…

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…

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…

The Winthrop Roundtable: The Intersection of Media and Politics featuring Dan Abrams

Just in time for the 2016 Presidential election, legal commentator and social media entrepreneur, Dan Abrams, will offer his trusted perspectives on media and today’s political campaigns at this year’s Winthrop Roundtable.Abrams serves as the chief legal affairs anchor and commentator for ABC News and is a published author and former anchor of Nightline. He…

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…

New York Times bestselling author, S.C. Gwynne, discusses Stonewall Jackson

  Join us October 1st, 2014 at 6PM at Alumni Hall in Randolph Hall for New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist, S.C. Gwynne’s discussion of his recent book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson. Gwynne highlights Jackson’s strategic innovations and military brilliance which helped him to engineer one of…