Events

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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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

https://form.jotform.com/jsform/202579200737152

2020 Charleston Middle Passage Remembrance Ceremony

Join us in this year’s virtual Middle Passage Remembrance Ceremony. See the flyers below for information.

REMEMBRANCE Virtual Sankofa Program:

Saturday, June 13, 7:00 am – Sunday, June 14, 7:00 pm

The live programming is on Saturday, June 13, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. After that time, the Libation Ceremony will be re-run and we’ll begin to run the pre-recorded interviews and other educational material.

•Here is the STREAMING  link – This is the MAIN Page:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CHSRemembrance/
•Here is the group page link:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/VirtualSankofa/

For those that don’t do Facebook, they can check things out via YouTube:

#VirtualSankofa