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“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 […]

Robert Chase’s Recent Publication

Posted on 24 January 2012 | 10:55 am — 

Announcing the publication of Dr. Robert Chase’s article “Slaves of the State’ Revolt: Southern Prison Labor and a Prison-Made Civil Rights Movement” in Robert Zieger’s collected anthology, Life and Labor in the New, New South (University Press of Florida 2012). Dr. Chase, the new public historian at Avery, argues that a prison-made civil rights movement […]

For the past couple of weeks, I have been inventorying the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Charleston Branch Collection. The local branch was started in 1916 by individuals who believed in being an advocate for the African-American voice in both Charleston and South Carolina. The collection has been asked about by […]

IMLS Fellow Update

Posted on 27 October 2011 | 3:06 pm — 

I have been working at the Avery Research Center for about a month now and I have been keeping busy and productive. My progress in the archives and social media are detailed below. Archives I have processed and created the finding aids for two collections, the Humane and Friendly Society and the Lecque Family Papers. […]

Graduate Internships at the Avery Research Center

Posted on 11 October 2011 | 12:19 pm — 

Graduate Internships at the Avery Research Center Hosting Institution: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture in Charleston, South Carolina Through its research facilities, museum exhibits, archival collections and numerous outreach programs, the Avery Research Center tells the rich story of the lives and contributions of Africans and African Americans in the Lowcountry […]

Robert Chase: An Introduction

Posted on 11 October 2011 | 11:49 am — 

The Avery Research Center is excited to welcome the newest member of our team, Robert Chase!  He began working here in September. Dr. Robert Chase is the public historian at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston.   Dr. Chase specializes in public history, oral history, civil rights […]

Honorable Lucille Whipper Goes Back-to-School

Posted on 27 September 2011 | 1:51 pm — 

On Friday, September 23, 2011, The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center cofounder and former South Carolina House Representative, the Honorable Lucille Whipper, went back to school as a part of The HistoryMakers’ Back-to-School initiative.  The initiative aims to educate and inform the younger generations about what life was like before they were born. The […]

Partners in Progress

Posted on 20 March 2011 | 4:31 pm — 

As the College of Charleston moves towards an academic major in African American Studies, the Avery Research Center, the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program (CLAW), and the African American Studies program have intentionally and thoughtfully enhanced cross-program collaboration. January ushered in a new form of partnership, as the programs cooperated to offer an artist-in-residence […]


Posted on 15 February 2010 | 4:15 pm — 

Welcome to the new blog of the Avery Research Center Archives. In 2008, the Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR) awarded the Avery Research Center the prestigious “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” grant.  This Hidden Collection grant affirms the national importance of Avery’s collections, which center on African American culture in coastal South […]