March 5 | New York Times’ Kevin Sack Explores 200-Year History of Mother Emanuel

Addlestone Library, Author Visit, Friends of the Library

The Story of Mother Emanuel Monday, March 5 | 6:00 p.m. | Addlestone Library Rm. 227 | FREE Register Join the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and Kevin Sack for a discussion of the remarkable 200-year story of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, often referred to as Mother Emanuel. Among the factors that […]

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Avery Opens New Permanent Exhibit!


Avery Research Center, Events, Exhibition

2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Avery Normal Institute and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. In June, Avery opened a new permanent exhibition in their 19th century classroom gallery that explores over one hundred […]

September 7, 2016

New Gardens are Ever Appearing: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, Friends of the Library

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 […]

September 7, 2016

College of Charleston Libraries Partner with Mother Emanuel for New Online Tribute


In the News, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Race and Social Justice Initiative

The College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital History Initiative and Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture are pleased to present a new online exhibition, “A Tribute to the Mother Emanuel Church,” developed in partnership with Lowcountry Africana, the Emanuel A.M.E. Church and the church’s Memorabilia Sub-Committee. This online tribute documents local and national responses to the tragic […]

June 14, 2016

Avery Hosts Exhibition Opening June 25


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The Avery Research Center is pleased to announce the opening of the updated permanent exhibition Avery: The Spirit That Would Not Die, 1865-2015. This exhibition explores over one hundred and fifty years of Avery history-from its origins as a school for Black Charlestonians starting in 1865, to its current form as a center for promoting the […]

June 13, 2016

Special Collections’ Harlan Greene Featured on PBS NewsHour


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Special Collections, Spoleto, Uncategorized

Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections at the College of Charleston, was interviewed along with Charleston artist Jonathan Green on PBS NewsHour about Spoleto Festival USA’s featured opera, Porgy and Bess. Greene, a noted Porgy scholar, spoke about DuBose Heyward’s contribution to the literary world. “What he did that was truly earth-shattering,” Greene said, “is that […]

June 10, 2016

Porgy and Bess: A Charleston Story, Lecture and Book Signing, May 31


Events, Exhibition, Special Collections, Spoleto

Join the College of Charleston Libraries for a Lecture and Book Signing. Porgy & Bess: A Charleston Story Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 4:00pm, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Third Floor, 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401 Editor Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections, will be joined by authors Karen Chandler, Damon Fordham, and Pam Wall to discuss […]

April 28, 2016

FOL Book Club: DuBose Heyward’s Porgy


Events, FOL Book Club

Tuesday, April 12, Addlestone Library Special Collections, 6:00pm FOL Book Club: DuBose Heyward’s Porgy Moderated by Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections Join the Friends of the Library for an exciting Book Club conversation with author and historian Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections at the College of Charleston. We’ll be discussing DuBose Heyward’s novel Porgy, inspired […]

March 14, 2016

Bryan Stevenson: Race and Social Justice Initiative 2016 Speaker Series, March 31


Events, Race and Social Justice Initiative

“American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference,” Bryan Stevenson, Author and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Thursday, March 31, 2016 Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, Charleston, SC 6:00PM – Free and open to the public! Book signing to follow lecture.  America has the largest prison population in the world – and the criminal […]

March 11, 2016

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

Exhibit Reception: “New Gardens Are Ever Appearing”


Events

Join the College of Charleston Libraries for an Opening Reception “New Gardens are Ever Appearing”: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition Friday, February 12, 2016, 6-8PM Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Third Floor This new Special Collections exhibit will tell the story of taming and cultivating the rich semi-tropic flora of the Lowcountry over the past […]

December 12, 2015