College of Charleston’s Provost’s Critical Conversations will feature students from FYE 114, including the 1967 Legacy Scholars TEDx-Style Talk on November 11th and 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. EST
Dates: Thursday, November 11, 2021 and Thursday, November 16, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. EST
Location: Alumni Center, School of Education (86 Wentworth Street) and Facebook Live
Event is open to the public in-person (mask wearing is required) and online.
As part of the College of Charleston’s Provost’s Critical Conversations, each student in the First Year Experience seminar FYE 114 (including the 1967 Legacy Scholars) will share their research on an African American trailblazer, event, or organization that has made an impact at the College of Charleston and the world-at-large.
Featured topics: Avery Normal Institute and the 1944 letter writing campaign to desegregate the College of Charleston, early black integrators, tributes to Linda Dingle Gadson (Class of 1971), Remus Harper (Class of 1972), Otto German (Class of 1973), Francis Sturcken, the history of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. House on the CofC campus, Dennis Muhammad (Class of 1992), Shannon Matthews Chandler (Class of 1995)
College of Charleston Political Science Convocation of Majors with Representative James Clyburn on Tuesday, November 9th at 3:30 p.m. EST
The College of Charleston’s Department of Political Science invites you to our annual convocation. Our guest speaker, Congressman James E. Clyburn, will be here to discuss the importance of voting rights.
In-person seating is limited to those with College of Charleston ID, register for a seat here.
All others can watch on YouTube, see video below.
Ancestral Visions: Honoring the Past, Navigating the Future. A Conversation in Memory of Dr. Ade Ofunnyin and Mr. Leroy Lewis on November 3rd at 7pm via Zoom
This event is hosted by the College of Charleston, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and the International African American Museum and the Anson Street African Burial Ground project team.
Students, friends and colleagues will have an opportunity to share their memories of these two passionate community activists and join a conversation about the ways that we can continue to honor them both, now as Ancestors.
Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) Inaugural Lecture, March 25th at 6:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars and spread the word. Dr. Hilary Green, Associate Professor of History at the University of Alabama, will be delivering the inaugural Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) Scholarly Lecture next Thursday, March 25th at 6:00 pm EST via Zoom. Her talk is titled “Untangling Campus Histories of Slavery.”
To register, use this link.
Sistahs in Indigo: A Conversation with Arianne King Comer and Ifé Franklin
The African American Studies Program at the College of Charleston, in conjunction with Avery Research Center and the Gibbes Museum of Art, will host their annual artists’ lecture event: Sistahs in Indigo: A Conversation with Arianne King Comer and Ifé Franklin.
Join us for an insightful conversation between two indigo-making artists about the ancestral craft of indigo-dying and its connection to the Lowcountry. Arianne King Comer is Artist-in-Residence at the Gibbs Museum and will be joined in conversation by fellow artist and master dyer, Ifé Franklin. Erica Veal, Project Archivist and Interpretation Specialist at Avery Research Center, will moderate the conversation.
The virtual event will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11am EST. You will not need to register to attend the event; we will stream the event on the Avery Research Center’s Youtube page (https://tinyurl.com/IndigoSistahs).
Black History Talks Ep. 1 2-1-21 Jerry Harris by 96.3 FM Ohm Radio | Mixcloud
Check out the interview between Bernard Powers and Jerry Harris, Charleston Area Branch of ASALH Vice-President
Avery Research Center 2021 Black History Month Events
February 13th Branch Event: Preserving the Black Family through Records
Join the archival staff at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture for a discussion on the role of archivists and archives in preserving family histories
When: Saturday, February 13, 2021 via Zoom
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Sponsored by the Charleston Area Branch of ASALH and the Charleston Freedom School
Event is free and open to the public
Please use the form below to register for the event or click the link here
College of Charleston’s Department of History Inaugural Black History Month Lecture: Feb. 16, 2021
Please join the Department of History at CofC in welcoming Dr. Douglas Flowe for its inaugural Black History Month Lecture. Dr. Flowe’s lecture is entitled, “Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York.”
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, this lecture and Q&A will be held online on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5pm EST. Please register by Feb. 15th here: