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.
College of Charleston brings Afro-Brazilian activist Vilma Reis on March 20th for a discussion on “Afro-Feminism and Resistance in Brazil”
Afro-Brazilian activist Vilma Reis on Monday, March 20 at 4 pm in the Stern Ballroom: “Afro-Feminism and Resistance in Brazil”
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!
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.
September 2020 Program
African Americans and the Vote Lecture and Workshop
Black Suffragists: Pre-Civil War through the 19th Amendment and 2020 Voter Participation Update
Presenters: Dr. Gwendy Harris (Retired Rutgers University and Charleston Area Branch of ASALH) and Dr. Paula Orr (President of the Links Incorporated, Charleston SC Chapter)
Black Suffragists Lecture 7-8 pm- Gwendolyn Harris, PhD
One hundred years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment this study reviews Black Women’s suffrage from the pre-Civil War period through the ratification. Focus is placed on the participation and marginalization of Black Women in the larger suffrage movement. The work of two noted suffragists, Ida B Wells-Barnett and Mary Church Terrell is highlighted.
Voter Participation Workshop 8-9 pm- Paula Orr, MD
The Links COVID-19 Civic Participation Task Force will provide information on the process of voting in the November 3, 2020 election as impacted by the pandemic. The task force toolkit will be discussed