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Avery Research Center

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The mission of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is to collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with emphasis on Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.  Avery’s archival collections, museum exhibitions, and public programming reflect these diverse populations as well as the wider African Diaspora. The Avery Research Center is located at 125 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29424 in the historic Harleston Village.  Phone: 843.953.7609.

General hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm, and closed from 12:30pm – 1:30pm daily.

 


News & Notes

The Avery Research Center will be closed to the public starting at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, through Friday, November 25, 2016. The Avery Research Center will open at normal business hours on Monday, November 28, 2016. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: “Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic Word” Call for Proposals DEADLINE EXTENSION to December 15, 2016

        CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: “Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic Word” Call for Proposals DEADLINE EXTENSION to December 15, 2016 Conference website: http://claw.cofc.edu/conferences/2017-conference/ “Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World” will be hosted by the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Avery Research Center Closing for Renovations February 1st-October 15th, 2017

The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture will be closed to the public February 1st, 2017 through October 15th, 2017, to implement a major improvement project to replace the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems throughout the building. These crucial renovations will greatly enhance the building’s archival storage […]

CANCELED: RSJI Lecture: “A Deeper Black: Race in America,” Ta-Nehisi Coates, Journalist and Author, TD Arena, October 18th, 6:30 pm

Unfortunately, Ta-Nehisi Coates has cancelled his lecture at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena on October 18th, 2016 due to an unexpected change in his schedule. The Race and Social Justice Initiative team is looking into rescheduling options for a later date and will release another Eventbrite site. This event is postponed until further notice. […]

Charleston County Public Library Ta-Nehisi Coates Book Giveaway

In anticipation of the October 18th Ta-Nehisi Coates talk, visit any CCPL location to pick up a free copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ award-winning book, Between the World and Me. Supplies are limited and made possible in partnership with the College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative with funding generously provided by Google. Also, don’t […]

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