May 30 | Tomb of the Unknown Racist—A Conversation with Blanche McCrary Boyd

Author Visit, Events, Friends of the Library

Wednesday, May 30 | 6:00—7:00 p.m. | Randolph Hall/Alumni Memorial Hall Join award-winning novelist Blanche McCrary Boyd for a discussion of her provocative new novel, Tomb of the Unknown Racist, her first novel in twenty years. A family story set against political and racial struggle, it is based on real life events surrounding William Luther Pierce, Timothy […]

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Library Honors Dean Emeritus with Dedication of David J. Cohen Classroom

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

The College of Charleston Libraries celebrated the legacy of David Cohen, Dean Emeritus, on May 20th with the dedication of the David J. Cohen Classroom on the third floor of the Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library. The Friends of the Library unveiled a new plaque at the Rivers Green entrance to Addlestone Library honoring David’s […]

September 7, 2016

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

Events, Friends of the Library, Winthrop Roundtable

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 […]

September 7, 2016


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Race and Social Justice Initiative

March 21, 6:30 pm College of Charleston TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street Following the unfortunate cancellation of journalist and author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, on October 18th, 2016,  The Race and Social Justice Initiative team is proud to announce that he has been rescheduled for March 21, 2017! The event is free and open to the public […]

September 7, 2016

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


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