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!
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
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.
For those that don’t do Facebook, they can check things out via YouTube:
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- Charleston Middle Passage Remembrance
- We are also on Twitter and Instagram:
The branch members will have an online meeting on June 9, 2020. If you did not get an invite or are interested in attending please use the contact form below.