Marian Wright Edelman Opens the Race and Social Justice Initiative 2016 Speaker Series


Events, Lecture, Race and Social Justice Initiative

“A Conversation with Marian Wright Edelman,” Author and President of the Children’s Defense Fund, Introduction by Former Senator Malcolm Graham Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, Charleston, SC 6:30PM – Free and open to the public! Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for […]

February 17, 2016

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


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Lecture

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 […]

September 4, 2014

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


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Lecture

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 […]

September 4, 2014

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


College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, Lecture

  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 […]

September 4, 2014

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


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, Lecture

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 […]

September 4, 2014

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


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Lecture

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 […]

March 11, 2014

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


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Lecture

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 […]

July 24, 2013