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:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-history-month-lecture-dr-douglas-flowe-on-uncontrollable-blackness-tickets-135911146899?fbclid=IwAR1IN8KFpnR8kN-gXbwU7QYzfpF0RvPcd-PjC2Km6p5-HVWwuSNGa72p3EY

Charleston Area Branch of ASALH February 2021 Events

PROGRAM 1: PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING 2020 BLACK HISTORY MONTH THEME; “THE BLACK FAMILY”

DATE: February 1, 2021 (Zoom), Registration will be available in January 2021

TIME: 12:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Julie Monroe, President of Charleston Area Branch of ASALH

SPONSOR: Charleston Area Branch of ASALH

DESCRIPTION: This event is designed to promote the celebration of Black History Month and the year-long activity of the branch focused on theme “The Black Family.”

PROGRAM 2: “THE BLACK FAMILY: FINDING AND TELLING YOUR FAMILY STORY”

DATE: February 13, 2021 (Zoom), Registration will be available in January 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m.

SPONSORS: Charleston Area Branch of ASALH, The Avery Research Center, Charleston Freedom School

DESCRIPTION: This event is the first in a year-long series of activities to encourage and promote the research, preservation, and sharing of the histories of Black families. The Avery Research Center will present approaches that we can use to construct historical narratives that reveal the identity and diversity of our families. Participants will also learn how to utilize the resources of the Avery Research Center in researching and preserving their family stories. 

New Book Alert: 101 African Americans Who Shaped South Carolina edited by Dr. Bernard Powers

Dr. Bernard Powers talks his new book 101 African Americans Who Shaped South Carolina, the new International African American Museum, & spiked eggnog at library parties with Curtis Rogers for South Carolina State Library’s LibraryVoicesSC podcast!

🎙listen: bit.ly/3ginBsE
📖book: bit.ly/2GLXoFm

December 12th: Vanguard Book Club for CofC students, faculty, staff, alums and supporters

We invite CofC students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters to join us for a unique collaboration in reading and discussing Professor Martha S. Jones’ recently dropped book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All (Basic Books, 2020).

We will read the book from late-October to early December and meet twice (virtually)to discuss your thoughts on and takeaways from the book. On December 02, 2020, we ask that you join us as we welcome Dr. Jones for a virtual lecture/Q&A (details TBA).

Book pick-up at Addlestone Library will begin on October 20th (listed as the event date) and will continue for several weeks on designated days (details TBA)

Please RSVP to receive information about book pick-up or purchase, book club virtual discussion meetings, and Dr. Jones’ visit in December.

October 25th at 6pm Presentation on the History of Violence Against the Black Church

 

Dr. Anthony Greene (African American Studies) will give a lecture on the history of violence toward the black church, from 16th Street Baptist to Mother Emanuel.  6pm, via Teams: https://bit.ly/2TaRVKP. 

(Please be aware that Microsoft Teams Live Events are not supported on the Safari browser.)  

Anthony Greene (Photo by Heather Moran)

SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 17TH Avery Research Center Event: Cultivating Community-A Talk with Dr. Tamara Butler

Join us for the first community talk of the semester featuring our new director, Dr. Tamara Butler. Dr. Butler will be diving into her goals as the Executive Director of the Avery, how she aims to continue our unified community, along with sharing her personal journey into her current role. We look forward to seeing you at this amazing event!

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