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…

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

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…

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

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…

Kokanko Santo, Ngoni Artist

Recital Hall, Simons Center of the Arts Thursday, March 13th, 7:30 pm College of Charleston welcomes the songbird from ancient Malian hunters. Join us for a rare night of music with Kokanko Sata Doumbia – one of Mali’s most prominent Wasulu Songbirds, and the only known female to have mastered the kamelen ngoni (boy’s harp). …

Free Screening of Restrepo at the American Theater!

In 2007-08, journalist Sebastian Junger spent fifteen months embedded with a US Army platoon in Afghanistan’s infamously dangerous and remote Korengal Valley. Restrepo documents the emotions and experiences of American soldiers on the ground…fear and loneliness and boredom, bursts of excitement and laughter, and ever-deepening bonds of friendship. Please join the College of Charleston’s Friends of the Library…

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

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…