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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.


News & Notes

The Philip Simmons Collection in the Lowcountry Digital Library

Blog post by new Avery Research Center Graduate Assistant Kelly Doyle My name is Kelly Doyle and I am one of three Graduate Assistants that will be working with the Avery Research Center this year. I have had a wonderful first few weeks and I look forward to my time here! When I started working […]

Cuban Caravan Visit: July 14, 2014

JOIN US ON MONDAY JULY 14, 2014, 6:00PM AT THE AVERY RESEARCH CENTER: This year marks the 25th Pastors for Peace Friendship Caravan to Cuba, a project of the Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO). At its core, this ongoing effort challenging the U. S. blockade of Cuba seeks to bring an end to the […]

The Avery Research Center will be closed to the public from 2PM on Thursday, July 3, 2014 to 10AM Monday, July 7, 2014 for the Independence Day Weekend. Have an enjoyable and safe holiday!

Organize the South: Panel Presentation in Charleston, July 8, 2014

On July 8, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Avery Research Center, labor organizers, workers, faith leaders and historians will gather to discuss the movement for labor rights and civil rights currently spreading across the South. Sponsored by the South Carolina AFL-CIO, SC Progressive Network, and Carolina Raise Up.

The Avery Research Center Will Be Closed to the Public on Monday, May 26, 2014 and will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!