Mar 22 at 5 PM Septima Clark Auditorium Conversation with Patricia Williams Dockery, about her new play, Septima, now at Pure Theater. Panel moderated by Theater professors Nakeisha Daniels and Gary Marshall.
A Critical Conversations event with Tamara Lanier on Repatriating Artifacts of North American Slavery on March 21st
Tuesday, March 21 5:30-7:00 PM
Septima Clark Memorial Auditorium (ECTR 118)
The Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston invites students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to attend a public conversation about repatriation of artifacts, archives, race, and justice. The conversation will feature the story of Tamara Lanier, whose fight against Harvard University for images of her enslaved ancestors Renty and Delia has been covered by numerous national and international media outlets including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Guardian, and Democracy Now! The event is free and open to the public.
Tamara Lanier gives voice to her enslaved ancestors whose naked or partially clothed photographs were forcibly taken in 1850 outside Columbia, SC for a Harvard scientist, Louis Agassiz, who supported racist theories of polygenesis. Lanier’s case foregrounds the need for legislation that protects the cultural property of descendants of chattel slavery in the United States. All are invited to witness Lanier’s inspiring story about the importance of her family’s history and its relevance to national discussions about slavery and reconciliation.
If you have questions about the lecture, please contact Mary Jo Fairchild at email@example.com.
March 18: Black Resistance: Septima Clark Teaching Citizenship
Date: March 18, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Location: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture | 125 Bull Street | Charleston, SC 29424
Description: Join us for a discussion on the importance of Septima Clark’s work and view some items from her collection at the Avery Research Center!
Serve your community. Become a poll worker.
Our democracy depends on hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who act as poll workers to make sure elections run smoothly and everyone’s vote is counted. But during the pandemic, we’re facing an unprecedented shortage of poll workers that could mean closed polling places and long delays during the November election.
Thus, we urge folk to visit Power the Polls, an initiative to recruit poll workers. Sign up to Power the Polls today, to help make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all voters.
Join a film screening of Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are) at Charleston County Public Library hosted by Learn from History
Join for a screening and discussion of the 2021 documentary ‘Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are)!
Urgent and complex, Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are) travels across the United States, exploring how Americans tell the story of their Civil War. Filmed from the last year of Obama’s presidency through the present, it interweaves insightful scenes and touching interviews filmed North and South, painting a uniquely crafted, multi-faceted portrait of the American psyche and the deep roots of its turbulent times. With delicacy and strength, subtlety and determination, Civil War lays bare a nation in denial, haunted by an embittered past and the stories it refuses to tell.
Time and Date
Tuesday, October 25 at 5:30 – 7:30pm EDT
Charleston County Public Library – Otranto Road Library in the Otranto – Community Room
2261 Otranto Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406
Come to our 2022 ASALH Founder’s Day Celebration and Membership Meeting
We are honored to invite you to attend our upcoming Founder’s Day and Membership Meeting. The meeting will take place in person at the College of Charleston West Edge, Room 206 with an option to join using the zoom link below. To help us accommodate your participation, we kindly ask you to RSVP using this link: https://i.invitd.us/p-OQdzMCjoxL
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Carolina-Barbados Connection Symposium, November 13th and 14th
This fall marks 350 years of the historical connection between Carolina and Barbados, representing migration from Barbados and the beginning of slavery in Carolina. This symposium will commemorate this connection by exploring the historical and contemporary connections between Barbados and the Carolinas.
Join the Institute for African American Research for a virtual symposium on the rich history that connects the island of Barbados and the Carolinas. The African presence in what became South Carolina dates back to the 1500s and their arrival with early Spanish explorers. In 1670, when English settlers migrating from the island of Barbados established a settlement at Charles Towne, people of African descent began arriving via the island shortly thereafter. By the year’s end, almost 30 people of African descent could be found living among about 170 Europeans and thousands of Native Americans. To learn more about the beginnings of this connection and how it has developed to the present day for Gullah Geechee folks in the Carolinas to Barbados, join and hear from scholars presenting from the Caribbean to East Coast.
Registration for Day 1: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VfIHMbq6STWv-NWsQfXz_Q
Registration for Day 2: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QknDt94ISM-TH24D40-N_w