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History Harvest, Avery Research Center, Saturday, April 11, 10am-2pm, sponsored by the Avery Research Center and the Lowcountry Digital Library Come join the Avery Research Center and the Lowcountry Digital Library … Read More

Check Out the Charleston as a Classroom Tumblr!

Posted on 7 April 2015 | 10:38 am

  The First Year Seminar “Charleston as a Classroom: Exploring the City’s Archives and Historic Sites” taught by Dale Rosengarten introduces students to the rich historical resources housed on every street in … Read More

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 own vision of freedom.  Discussing topics such as manumission, work and property ownership, Myers argues that for black women in the Old South, freedom was an experience, not just a fixed legal category.  Emancipation without the ability to improve one’s financial, social, and legal standing was a poor imitation of liberty.  Ultimately, Forging Freedom reveals the ways in which Charleston’s black women overcame significant obstacles in order to craft a freedom of their own design instead of settling for the limited liberties imagined for them by white Southerners.

 

Avery Research Center is inviting proposals from across disciplines for its Fall 2013 Conference and Symposium: “Unleashing the Black Erotic: Gender and Sexuality-Passion, Power and Praxis”. This conference and symposium seeks to articulate the wide, varied, and expansive nature of gender and sexuality, and the performance of both. It also aims to teach us how to understand, embrace, and harness the […]

In celebration of Women’s History Month, members of the Avery Research Center staff have organized an exhibit titled, The Phillis Wheatley Literary and Social Club: Fostering Civic Engagement, Intellectual Exchange and Female Solidarity. Located on the first floor, adjacent to the SMART classroom, the exhibit highlights the Phillis Wheatley Club’s commitment to female empowerment and […]

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Black Power Conference

Posted on 18 August 2012 | 10:39 am — 

The Fire Every Time: Reframing Black Power Across the  Twentieth Century and Beyond A PUBLIC HISTORY CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY GATHERING On September 21st & 22nd, 2012, the College of Charleston’s Avery … Read More

Avery materials published in ebook about Septima Clark

Posted on 5 April 2012 | 1:11 pm — 

The University of North Carolina Press today announced the publication of a special enhanced e-book version of Freedom’s Teacher:  The Life of Septima Clark by Katherine Mellen Charron.  Produced in collaboration with the Avery Research … Read More

“The Fire Every Time: Reframing Black Power across the Twentieth Century and Beyond” In the Fall of 2012, the Avery Research Center will host a public history symposium, dialogue, and community event examining the Black Power Movement in the Twentieth Century. Generally typecast as radical, violent, and ultimately self-defeating, the Black Power Movement has been […]

Dr. Robert Chase’s Conference Updates

Posted on 31 January 2012 | 1:14 pm — 

As a part of our efforts to educate the public about the scholarship that is being done here at the Avery Research Center here is a post written by the Public Historian, Dr. Robert Chase, about his upcoming conference. In the Fall, Dr. Chase presented his research on the history of the prisoners’ rights movement […]