Race and Social Justice Initiative – College of Charleston

Avery Research Center and College of Charleston Receive $125K Grant to Spark Dialogue about Race and Inequality In response to the recent tragic events in Charleston, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture has received a $125,000 grant from Google to implement an eighteen-month educational initiative focused on increasing conversations about race,…

Lowcountry Digital History Initiative Recognized by American Library Association

The annual list of Best Historical materials was announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting. The list, in its 11th year, recognizes the evaluation and effectiveness in coverage of historical resources in all fields of history. Published in Reference and User…

Panel Presentation: “The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought”

Join on us Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 6PM in the McKinley Washington Auditorium of the Avery Research Center for “The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought: A Reader,” a panel presentation by Rhondda Robinson Thomas, PhD, and Susanna Ashton, PhD, Clemson University In this presentation, Rhondda Robinson Thomas and Susanna Ashton will discuss…

A Multimedia Look at Addlestone Library’s Improvement Project

Check out some great photographs and a video featuring Addlestone Library’s summer renovations!  This summer’s renovation project has added power capacity and mobile shelving, increased seating and learning space, and brought Starbucks to Addlestone Library! If you haven’t yet, come tour our enhanced space in-person. There’s a desk, a book, and a cup of coffee…

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

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…

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

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…